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No, this thread is not about this.

I just wanted to share a personal experience.

On sunday at around 1:00 AM (+2 GMT), I was walking home from an outing, and passed through a crosswalk. I was slightly drunk (a fact which probably saved my life).

Anyway, as I was crossing the street legitimately, a car drove in the lane I was crossing, and hit me.According to eye-witnesses I flew anywhere between 10-25 metres upon impact, and the damage on the car was equal to one a crash with a lorry would have caused.

I should have died then.

Instead (probably due to the effects of the alcohol), I simply broke my right elbow and pelvis, contracted a limp in my right leg and bruised most of my face and left hand, all temporary. I didn't even lose any teeth or nails. I was hospitalised, but let go the same morning, not even needing a surgery.

Anyway, I'm lucky to be alive.

TL;DR: I miracolously survived being run over.

Anyway, Pit, do you believe in miracles? Has something similar ever happen to you?
#2
Wait... you should've died but survived because of the alcohol?

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#3
Pic fail aside, that's crazy man
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Wait... you should've died but survived because of the alcohol?

SENSE.EXE NOT FOUND

Well, due to my intoxication, my body was limp upon impact, a known medical occurence.
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Thanks man!
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+1

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#12
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You're probably not actually alive y'know

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I know it's not Clark Kent, but still related.

Oh, did I mention I got a concussion, so I might not always be coherent?
#13
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Wait... you should've died but survived because of the alcohol?

SENSE.EXE NOT FOUND


Yes it was the alcohol. "HOW THE ****!?" you ask?

Beacuse alkohol makes your body relax and somewhat numb. therefor when he got hit and rolled al over the ground hes muscles didn't tense up and saving him from his bones from having to take all the damage... Sounds a bit wacko yes but that's how it is.
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#14
DIRECTORY OF SENSE.EXE SPECIFIED

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thanks
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You're probably not actually alive y'know

He's posting from purgatory.
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#16
See, when telling such a story, you have to re-invent the details. Should have said something like "Then this car drove towards me, so what did I do? I turn around and facing it I do a pelvic thrust and bam! I fly through the air, but the car's a wreck."


Miracles are for bed-time stories. Grown-ups put their trust in alcohol.
#17
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Yes, yes I did. I actually totalled his car, so he couldn't even hit and run.

Br00tal.


Yeah it was no miracle, just alcohol.
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#18
That's crazy Good thing you're okay (relatively speaking)

I don't believe in miracles though.
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#19
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See, when telling such a story, you have to re-invent the details. Should have said something like "Then this car drove towards me, so what did I do? I turn around and facing it I do a pelvic thrust and bam! I fly through the air, but the car's a wreck."


Miracles are for bed-time stories. Grown-ups put their trust in alcohol.



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Br00tal.


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That's crazy Good thing you're okay (relatively speaking)

I don't believe in miracles though.

Thanks

I know it's probably the alcohol, but it's really hard not to feel as if there was some sort of divine intervention here.
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#20
it's a proven fact that being drunk saves lives when hit by cars. If you're sober, the body automatically tenses up upon impact, which means that your body is much more susceptible to damage, especially when hitting the ground after falling.
When you're drunk, you dont tense up as much (if at all), and that can really save your life in such a situation.
There have been reports of people jumping out of high windows while drunk and suffering no more than bruises and sprains, instead of broken bones and being dead because of this effect.


Then again, if you were sober, you probably would've not been hit by a car. Also, did the driver see you? were you crossing the road at a legal place? Cuz you can press serious charges if you were, drunk or not.
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LOL JK you're in coma. This is just limbo.

Jokes aside. Hooray for having invincible Ugers!!!
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Also, did the driver see you? were you crossing the road at a legal place? Cuz you can press serious charges if you were, drunk or not.

I was on a crosswalk, so yes. I don't think pressing charges is currently my top priority though. Thanks anyway.
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LOL JK you're in coma. This is just limbo.

Jokes aside. Hooray for having invincible Ugers!!!

Actually, I did pass out for several hours.

Anyway, this seems fitting.
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Now you have to tell everyone that someone tried to fight you with their car and lost.
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#24
Pics or it didnt happen?
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Now you have to tell everyone that someone tried to fight you with their car and lost.

That's what my dad keeps saying.
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Pics or it didnt happen?

I can try to upload some pics, but it won't be easy...
#27
Just luck.


Congrats on being alive, unless your suicidal, then I'm sorry for your loss.
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#28
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Alcohol is a miracle.

Congratulations on being alive.

Thanks
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Just luck.


Congrats on being alive, unless your suicidal, then I'm sorry for your loss.

I am not suicidal, though I'm not really afraid of death (this is like the third near death experience in my life. Yeah, trouble seems to like me).

Thanks anyway
#29
Okay. Now...I shall get very drunk. And stand on the highway at night.
I also want to tell people that I beat the shit out a car.
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Thanks

I am not suicidal, though I'm not really afraid of death (this is like the third near death experience in my life. Yeah, trouble seems to like me).

Thanks anyway


Care to tell the other stories?
#31
Congratulations and and whatnot.

Although, yeah, that is just very good luck. If it was a genuine miracle, in the sense that there was a higher power keeping you alive, this sort of thing would presumably happen every time an innocent person was hit by a car.
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#32
Good to still have you. I enjoy your posts. And I've had a lot of near misses with cars, never been hit though. Miracles... Honestly can't say I believe in them, at least not that kind. But you've got some serious good luck. That concussion's going to be a pain in the ass for a month or two though...
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one of the best, educated and logical posts I've ever seen on UG in the Pit. Well done good sir.
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Okay. Now...I shall get very drunk. And stand on the highway at night.
I also want to tell people that I beat the shit out a car.

nah, then people will be like "yeah, not bad.. but Jimmyled did it first, you know. AND much better!"

EDIT: also, congrats on making it, dude! I just realise I posted twice without congratulating you for kicking death in the ass

#34
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Care to tell the other stories?

Well, I was run over when I was three too, and last year I survived severe alcohol poisoning and a good beating, after being in a coma for several hours.
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Congratulations and and whatnot.

Although, yeah, that is just very good luck. If it was a genuine miracle, in the sense that there was a higher power keeping you alive, this sort of thing would presumably happen every time an innocent person was hit by a car.

Thanks!

It's still hard not to feel as if it was some sort of divine intervention, as I've said before...
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Okay. Now...I shall get very drunk. And stand on the highway at night.
I also want to tell people that I beat the shit out a car.

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nah, then people will be like "yeah, not bad.. but Jimmyled did it first, you know. AND much better!"

EDIT: also, congrats on making it, dude! I just realise I posted twice without congratulating you for kicking death in the ass



Thanks, Corey.
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Good to still have you. I enjoy your posts. And I've had a lot of near misses with cars, never been hit though. Miracles... Honestly can't say I believe in them, at least not that kind. But you've got some serious good luck. That concussion's going to be a pain in the ass for a month or two though...



Thanks man!
#35
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That's crazy Good thing you're okay (relatively speaking)

I don't believe in miracles though.

I didn't... Until you came along, you sexy thing you.


anyway OT, that's another reason to drink excessive amounts of alcohol!
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#36
So moral of the story is, if you're gonna get run over or hit by something, get absolutely smashed beforehand?
#38
Dude you're either Superman or a Zombie.
What are you dense?
Are you retarded or something?
Who the hell do you think I am?
I'm the goddamn Batman.

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#39
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Dude you're either Superman or a Zombie.


Total ´mad-ups´ on the zombie thing.
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Glad you're ok man
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