As promised I wrote a column for the Louisville, Ky.-based mag that pays my bills, Velocity Weekly, about my accident. And it turns out that you can learn a thing or two about yourself after getting hit by a car.
Getting hit by a car taught me some very valuable lessons
from Velocity Weekly, Oct. 22, 2008
Yes, that’s right. I was hit by a car about two weeks ago, but don’t worry. As you probably figured out, I survived it. And as my co-worker Joe Lord always says, “What doesn’t kill you makes for a great story.”
I was downtown crossing Broadway (in the crosswalk and when I had the right-of-way, might I add) when suddenly a car and my body collided.
In case you were wondering, getting hit by a car sucks. As I type this I’m still in pain, and lots of it. But there is an upside to being knocked down onto wet concrete by a moving vehicle. Really, there is.
Not only do you get to ride in an ambulance and take a few days off work without anyone doubting if you’re really sick, but you get some great insight into your personality, too. Here are a few things I learned about myself after getting hit by a car… (Click here to read the rest.)