Feeling the sand gently press against the inside of your toes, you lift your board up off the beach, and venture over to your car. After hitting the waves at Newport Beach for the last several hours, you decide that it is time to head off for home. As the sun sets along the ocean, you securely strap your board to the top of your car, and climb into the driver’s seat. Putting on your seat-belt, you check to make sure that no one is coming, and start reversing out of the parking space.
Suddenly, a speeding vehicle flies around the corner on West Oceanfront with your car only halfway out of the spot. With no time to pull fully back into the space, you rapidly honk your horn to alert the approaching driver. Ignoring your warnings, the inattentive driver crashes into the side of your car.
Locked against your seat, your vehicle slides across a vacant space before striking another parked car. Upon the second impact, you painfully feel your body jerk back towards the direction it had previously traveled. With a sharp pain emanating from the middle of your back, you realize that there is no way you are going to be able to get out of the car.
Appearing intoxicated, the other driver swings open their door, and stumbles over to your location. Slurring their words, instead of checking on your well-being, they instantly blame you for causing the accident. Overhearing a helpful bystander calling emergency services, you nervously await for the police and paramedics to arrive.
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