Have you ever been involved in a car accident? It is a pretty scary situation to say the least, and assuming it is only a little dingle you could still be experiencing some pretty strong emotions. Your heart is racing, you may be confused or dazed, or concerned about blocking traffic. All these things are running through your mind.
Recently as I was dropping my son to work, we came across one of his colleges in the car park, who had quite obviously been involved in a car accident.