The Accident (Number 2)
Well, I was on my way home from visiting the pharmacy. I had just picked up my prescription refills. It was night time. It wasn't raining. There are two direct ways to get to my home in Bellevue, Northup Way or NE 8th Street. My Park Avenue was totaled on Northup Way. So, naturally, I regularly took the NE 8th St route majority of the time. Well, I was about 1 mile from my house heading up hill. The next thing I remember is I was standing in an appartment complex entrance way with a fireman and police officer trying to get me to snap out of what ever I was experiencing. When I came to, I asked what happened. They told my I was just in a severe accident. I looked behind them and what I saw horrified me. I had crossed over the median at full speed and hit (head on) an on-coming full-size Metro Bus. My car had caught fire. The bus driver grabbed his fire extinguisher and put out the fire. I some how extracted myself from the car. I have no memory of the accident. Upon seeing the collision, the first thing I said was, "OH NO! NOT AGAIN!" The Bellevue police officer immediately turned around and said, "AGAIN???" and then he remembered me. He was the officer that responded to my collision the year before. He immediately knew this wasn't an alcohol or drug related issue. We all went to the hospital because I sustained multiple injuries, another vehicle was involved, and others were injured. All test results came back clean (of course.) The officer, who was very kind, caring, sympathetic, and worried for me - said he regretted to suspend my license but I needed to go to a doctor and find out what the medical reason behind my memory lapses.
Well, after several months of investigating, my neurologist diagnosed me with epilepsy. The medications that I had been on for the past several years actually caused my pre-disposed make-up to manifest/awaken epilepsy. YEAH! I was almost killed twice by the cure! UGH! Oh well. I lived. Another G-platform vehicle saved my life by sacrificing its own. I will remember them fondly. :-(