I Went Through Three Cars in High School
The first car was a maroon 1986 Chrysler Lebaron. Driving home from a friend’s house on a weekend morning, I slid on ice. Not knowing how to react, I reacted wrong, continued sliding, and slammed into a tree on the side of the road. The airbag deployed. I was fine. Seeing smoke rising from the hood I jumped out of the car and ran across the street, afraid the car would explode. I do not know much about cars. I was listening to ‘Vordhosbn’ by Aphex Twin at the time of the crash.
The second car was a 19?? Plymouth Acclaim. A quarter-mile from my house, another driver didn’t stop at a two-way stop. I braked hard but still T-boned the driver’s side. I got out of the car and walked in circles next to it yelling curses at nobody, angry that my car was ruined and it wasn’t my fault. The other driver was uninjured, but the powder on my airbag caused my face to swell up and I was given a cream in the back of an ambulance at the scene. I was listening to ‘Ball and Biscuit’ by The White Stripes at the time of the crash.
I don’t remember the year, model, or make of my third car. During a routine inspection the car was placed on a lift, and when the mechanics couldn’t open the doors they told me the car’s frame was bending, damaged, and unsafe to drive. I sold it on eBay for $800 to a man in Virginia who drove up to Massachusetts with a friend and then drove the car all the way back to Virginia without incident.