I was 19 and studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa when the accident happened.
While I was walking across the street, a van ran into me at full speed.
It broke my femur, struck my head, and threw me into the opposing lane of traffic. I don’t remember that myself, I heard it from others later.
I only remember opening my eyes to see a bright blue sky, rapidly being eclipsed by the people converging over me…