Why Me?

Ana P


It’s dark yet I see lights surrounding me. I can hear the sirens of an ambulance approaching. I don’t know where I am and I don’t know what I was doing. I hear people mumbling around me. My body is stiff and I can’t move. I try and I try and I’s useless. I don’t feel pain, but I am growing impatient. Then it hits me. I was on my way home from school. I was driving and crossing an intersection, but I don’t know what went wrong. I made my stop and looked both ways and I kept driving. I can’t open my eyes and I can feel people grabbing me. I am now out of my car and into a bed outside. I can hear them say I am not breathing. I don’t understand. I wasn’t distracted. I had my eyes on the road, but why am I the one unconscious. I can feel the other driver across the road looking at me, yet there is nothing wrong with that person. Not a scratch on them just their phone on their hand. Why me? I followed the rules. I wasn’t distracted. I was only going home.


A student is on their way home from school. He or she is expressing the thought process after the incident. It shows the effects of driving distracted and the unfortunate event of hurting another individual because of another person’s fault. It also gives the reader an idea of what there is to risk when we are being distracted especially with cellphone use since 1 out of 4 collisions involves using a cellphone.