Citation: Tamara. "Stupid At The Wheel: An Experience with Inhalants: Butane (exp5908)". Erowid.org. Apr 1, 2001. erowid.org/exp/5908
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It was only my second time huffing Butane. (The first time I tried it, it didn't do anything to me.) I was driving and huffing at the same time. The Butane made me pass out, and when I woke up I was in a car wreck. I was on the wrong side of the road, my car and the other car were totaled, and there were ambulances and police cars everywhere. When I first came to, I had no idea where I was or what was going on, and I was in so much pain I couldn't move. It all felt like a really, really bad dream, and I wish it was...
The paramedics put a neck-brace on me, put an 'oxygen-tube' in my nose, put me on a stretcher, and took me to the hospital. I had to get 8 stitches in the back of my head because when I crashed, the speaker in the back of my car flew forward and cut my head all the way to the skull. My collarbone and part of my chest were burned and bruised from my seatbelt (but I'm glad I was wearing it). I wasn't hurt very seriously, but I was lucky.
I found out that the other car was being driven by a 17-year-old girl, and her little brother had been in the passenger seat. They didn't die, but they were hurt worse than I was. I felt so bad, and so stupid. I never meant to hurt anybody...
Driving while intoxicated, tripping, or extremely sleep deprived is dangerous and irresponsible because it endangers other people. Don't do it!]
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