My Car Accident Changed My Life You never think it will happen to you. Sarah Slotnick. Mar 20, 2016. The State University of New York at Stony Brook. 214 Sarah Slotnick January 14, 2015 was the worst day of my life. I was trying to make a left turn on a dangerous intersection where I kept slowly inching up. I was in the middle of this intersection when the light turned, and I needed to go.