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Impact: Real Drivers. Life-Changing Stories.
Explore unscripted accounts of survival and newfound perspective
David D. Johnson
Saint Charles, Illinois
So I’m going to work at the hospital very early one morning in my C320 Sedan. The road I was taking is a very exposed one with lots of twist and turns, and it was very icy and wet out. As I negotiated the different turns, I realized that conditions were actually worse than expected or forecasted — so I began to slow down. But as soon as I applied the brakes, I lost control of the vehicle, which had started to spin. The last thing I remember is going backwards down an embankment.
I awoke in the middle of a cornfield in the early morning darkness. I exited the car and walked up to the road. Luckily, a friend who had just gotten off work was able to take me home. I got to see the car the next day and COULD NOT BELIEVE I had walked away from the vehicle without a scratch.
From that day forward, I have always owned a Mercedes-Benz because I believe it truly saved my life that snowy, icy morning. Thank you for letting me share my story.
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