I killed a cat

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This is probably in the wrong place but it is the only place I know of where I can post as anonymous.

Last night on my way home from my friends house I ran over a cat in my car. I saw it too late and didn't get stopped in time. A group of boys saw the accident ran over to the cat and it was bouncing all over the road. I can't really remember what happened next but I think it wasn't dead yet so they boys put it out of its misery as it was in a prettty bad state. For what seemed like forever the boys ignored me and I just stood in the middle of the road crying. I had no battery on my phone so I couldn't phone my parents. The boys came over after a while and tried to comfort me, saying things like there was nothing you could have done, it could have been worse etc but it didn't make me feel any better.

I got in the car (I didn't want to but there was no other way of getting to my parents) and drove home. My mum heard me crying as soon as I walked in the door and came to see what was wrong. I told her then had a panic attack which lasted a very long time. She went to bed and I then binge ate which has scared me even more as I have suffered with eating disorders in the past.

I didn't get a lot of sleep last night and now all I can think about is what I've done. I feel like I should be at the police station telling them. I keep thinking was I driving too fast? was I not paying attention? did I emergency stop properly? I can't remember the answer to any of those questions, it's all a blur.

I feel like I don't want to drive again. This is the first accident I've had since I passed my test 9 months ago. I don't know what to do. All I can think about is that poor cat and the family that own it. I don't know what else to say. A cat is dead and it's my fault.
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Accident's happen, its good you've talked about it even if it is on an internet forum!
Try talking to others more about what happened but try not to blame yourself and do not let it put you off driving, if you were a bad or careless driver, you would not have passed your test.
Remember accidents happen.
And please do not let what happened force you to fall into a relapse of your ED!

Best of luck and I hope your smiling soon! xx
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ouch lol


did it damage your car at all?
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At the end of the day, it's a cat. Accidents such as these occur on a day to day basis all the time.
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These things happen, there's nothing you can do. So long as you were driving sensibly, and observing the speed limit, I don't think you should blame yourself. Animals run out into the road all too often, and it's often impossible to stop in time. I've never hit anyone's pet, but I have accidentally hit a couple of things, purely because they did something stupid, like run in front of the car. I know how you feel, it's awful, but try not to beat yourself up about it. These things happen. x
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Its only a cat, dont worry too much. It wasnt like you meant to kill it.
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This is probably in the wrong place but it is the only place I know of where I can post as anonymous.

Last night on my way home from my friends house I ran over a cat in my car. I saw it too late and didn't get stopped in time. A group of boys saw the accident ran over to the cat and it was bouncing all over the road. I can't really remember what happened next but I think it wasn't dead yet so they boys put it out of its misery as it was in a prettty bad state. For what seemed like forever the boys ignored me and I just stood in the middle of the road crying. I had no battery on my phone so I couldn't phone my parents. The boys came over after a while and tried to comfort me, saying things like there was nothing you could have done, it could have been worse etc but it didn't make me feel any better.

I got in the car (I didn't want to but there was no other way of getting to my parents) and drove home. My mum heard me crying as soon as I walked in the door and came to see what was wrong. I told her then had a panic attack which lasted a very long time. She went to bed and I then binge ate which has scared me even more as I have suffered with eating disorders in the past.

I didn't get a lot of sleep last night and now all I can think about is what I've done. I feel like I should be at the police station telling them. I keep thinking was I driving too fast? was I not paying attention? did I emergency stop properly? I can't remember the answer to any of those questions, it's all a blur.

I feel like I don't want to drive again. This is the first accident I've had since I passed my test 9 months ago. I don't know what to do. All I can think about is that poor cat and the family that own it. I don't know what else to say. A cat is dead and it's my fault.
It was an accident and they do happen. It's not as if you purposely hit it, it probably just ran out in front without looking. By the way, out of curiosity, what do you mean y "they put it out of it's misery".....i mean did they actively do something?
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if i had ran over the cat id be more upset about the kids who are prob out looking for there pet not how fast you were going as you cant change anything now. just forget it and drive abit slower at night
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Don't worry about it at all - accidents happen to the best of us. We hit a dog in an ambulance attending an emergency call, which just shows that these things do happen, and you shouldn't let it get to you

Keep on driving, and ignore last night. It definitely wasn't your fault. You are a good driver (you passed your test!).

Just keep smiling, and don't let it upset you.

Take care...
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Same thing happened to me a few weeks ago. It was dark, it ran straight in front of the car and it happened. I'm a real cat-lover and have 2 myself, so it upset me a lot. But at the end of the day, there's nothing you can do about it.
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I'm just glad you didn't do it on purpose.
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Be grateful that it wasn't a kid that you ran over! Then there would be much more to worry about.
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It could be worse, if the cat had survived with injuries you would get stuck with a huge vets bill.
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Don't worry about it; I ran over a seagull once and was almost in tears.
Could you maybe go around in the area that you ran over it and ask if anyone is missing a cat? I'm sure that the owner would rather have piece of mind as to where their cats gone than be out searching for it and making the effort of posters, ringing animal shelters etc etc. It won't exactly be the best experience of your life, but think about if you were in their shoes.
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My cat was hit by a car in march. His back was broken instantly, but he was only ten months old and I was very close to him.

The person who hit him had laid him out on a grass verge a little away from the road, so other's couldn't hit him too.

I am very grateful for this act of kindness, it allowed him to not be squished and I was able to bury him looking as he had lived.

Don't worry about it, if I could get a hold of the person who hit him, I would only forgive them, simply because of this act.

If you feel really guilty then go back, and see if there is anything to be done. If there isn't then don't worry. A cat being run over is everyday news, but it's good to know that you care enough to worry about it.
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Thank you for all the positive responses. I am going to go back later and try to find the boys who helped me last night.

Peter North I have no idea about my car and to be honest I don't care. It can be fixed and I managed to drive home so there can't be too much wrong with it.

I don't know what trolling is. And I don't understand why I should get negative repping for an accident. And Misogynist I have had quite a lot of panic attacks in the last few months (mostly brought on by nothing in particular). I am going to the doctors to see what's wrong tomorrow. It's clear you've never had one or I don't think you would be go quick to judge.
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Unless you're a vegetarian, I don't see why you care.
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This is not the time for it.
Well, if you read my first post, what i was trying to imply was that, The OP doesnt really have to go anon, these sort of things happen everyday,
Obviously too early for some people on here...

and, why dont you go and say that to the posters calling the OP a TROLL...
Animals die...if we all cry everytime something dies, no one would ever do anything...apart from cry.
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Unless you're a vegetarian, I don't see why you care.

....apparantly, this is not the place for comments like that...:rolleyes:
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And we'd having nothing to eat.
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