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The Day I Almost Killed A Guy

March 25, 2009 1 comment

When I was about 10 years old, i went on a 4th of July vacation with my family to Ocean Shores. One of the things that has since been made a necessity to all trips there is Go-Kart racing. There is this little go-kart and ice cream parlor there that trumps all in fun and sweets. At the time of this story, I was just old enough (for whatever reason the manager thought 10 years was old enough) to use one of the “fast” karts.

So it began. Oh it was innocent enough to being, I just rode around and had fun racing my family at various intervals. However, the story comes to a head at the end of the race when the person operating the race came out into the middle of the track and started to flag everyone into the side-area where all the karts were stored before a race began. Now, you have to understand that I had never had any experience driving anything at all, so when he came out to the middle of the track, I panicked.

He saw I wasnt going to stop, so he dodged left. For whatever reason, I then went left. He went right, I went right…BAM! He went flying over my head several feet behind me. Meanwhile, I went into temporary shock, thinking I killed a guy and kept going straight until I hit the tire wall.

It turns out I broke both the guys’ legs, but it could have been worse. Now, I dont know if this is related, but the next year we went there, the age limit had been significantly increased.

-Trenton Stahl

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