Well, had my 1st car accident today. Completely total'ed the car hitting a tree at 40 MPH, and the right half of my face with burn marks from the air bags. A woman pulled out in front of me and i jerked to the right, dented the side of the car but didnt look like anything major. Reason for posting this was I realized something through this. Had i thought clearer during the situation and kept my cool, If i kept turning right i would have went between 2 trees into a clearing, probably preventing the major of what happened. The officer labeled it as her fault because i hit the side of the vehicle, not the back, and her insurance is buying me a rental car and giving us 2500 i believe (only paid 1800 for the car) So it's not a total loss. Turns out if i didn't jerk my wheel and hit the tree, i probably would have seriously injured/killed the passenger (A 90 year old woman) I guess it just bothers me that I couldn't have done more. Anyhow, i believe we are going to buy a vehicle we used to have from a friend for 1000, so we will have the extra money for any insurance jumps, and leftover from that for some supplies. So, me being the younger of the forum, what was your first car accident's like ?