Bright lights in woodland Finally, the car came to a halt, having remained on its wheels throughout, fortunately. I would later discover that every body panel had been damaged in some way, including the roof - probably by some low-hanging bough. The seatbelt and airbag had kept me alive, as they were designed to do. I sat there in the silent dark, shaken and bleeding, in pain, unable to move and very nearly unconscious.

A light appeared suddenly in the woods ahead of me, then another alongside it. I tried to cry out or make my presence known, but in my dazed state I could not make my mouth move with sufficient coordination.

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