Wampus Cat Student News

  • 4/19 - CHS Graduation

  • 4/1 - Yearbook distribution day

  • 4/3 - Seniors last day

  • 4/26 - Interim reports come out

Friday Night Flash: My Scary Lesson About Safety and Seatbelts

Back to Article
Back to Article

Friday Night Flash: My Scary Lesson About Safety and Seatbelts

Madison Ritchey, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The car finally comes to a stop, and I look around and see my friends getting out. I jiggle my door handle, frantically trying to get out of the vehicle. In complete panic and shock, I crawl through the back, and I’m finally able to breathe again.

It was about 1 am on January 11; it was a late Friday night. My friends and I had just gotten off of work at midnight and were headed to get some food, here in Conway. We were at a stop in the left hand turn lane, with our blinker on. As I look up, I see a white van headed straight toward us, moving too fast to try to avoid them. The next thing I know, we’re spiraling, there’s an airbag in my face, all I see is black and all i can smell is dust and smoke.

Police, fire trucks, and paramedics fill the streets instantly. I look over at the person who hit us. It’s a 22 year old female with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 1.4 which is well over the legal driving limit. She was taken to jail instantly with zero injuries.

My friend crawls back into the car to retrieve all of our phones. In complete shock, I call my dad to come get me. My knees and back hurt, my side is in pain, and there’s blood dripping down my finger. The paramedics come over and clean all of us up and check our vitals. Luckily everyone involved is okay for the most part. The driver, my best friend, walked away with a hurt wrist and a dislocated shoulder, and that’s the worst of it. The police officer explained to us that if our seat belts weren’t on, there’s a 99% chance we would be dead.

After about 30 min of trying to calm down, we said our goodbyes. I climbed in my dad’s truck as we head home. Too shaken up to even shower that night, I laid in bed until 5 am just replaying the incident in my mind.

If you or a friend have been drinking, regardless of how much, please don’t let them or yourself get behind a wheel intoxicated. If you do then you’re putting yourself and other drivers at a high risk of danger. On a side note, every time you get into a vehicle put on your seat belt first thing; you never know how much you’ll need it, and in cases like mine, it could just save your life.

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Friday Night Flash:  My Scary Lesson About Safety and Seatbelts

    Features

    Reader or Not, You Will Love These Books 

  • Friday Night Flash:  My Scary Lesson About Safety and Seatbelts

    Features

    Saint Patrick’s Day: Leprechauns and Sidhe, Oh My!

  • Friday Night Flash:  My Scary Lesson About Safety and Seatbelts

    Features

    Crocs: The Shoe of the Decade

  • Friday Night Flash:  My Scary Lesson About Safety and Seatbelts

    Features

    The Perks of College and University Visits

  • Friday Night Flash:  My Scary Lesson About Safety and Seatbelts

    Features

    All You Need to Know About the 91st Academy Awards

  • Friday Night Flash:  My Scary Lesson About Safety and Seatbelts

    Features

    What’s for Dinner? Rotisserie Chicken

  • Friday Night Flash:  My Scary Lesson About Safety and Seatbelts

    Features

    A Brief History of Valentine’s Day

  • Friday Night Flash:  My Scary Lesson About Safety and Seatbelts

    Features

    Why is February the Shortest Month?

  • Friday Night Flash:  My Scary Lesson About Safety and Seatbelts

    Features

    Forget Valentine’s Day; How About Roaches?

  • Friday Night Flash:  My Scary Lesson About Safety and Seatbelts

    Features

    DBS Prepares for Winter Formal

Navigate Right
The Voice of Conway High School
Friday Night Flash: My Scary Lesson About Safety and Seatbelts