On June 19, 1999, Stephen King was hit from behind by a van while walking on the shoulder of a road near his house in Maine. The driver of the van apparently lost control of his vehicle – saying that his dog, a Rottweiler, distracted him. King suffered a collapsed lung, 2 fractures of his right leg, a broken right hip, a fractured pelvis, 2 broken ribs and a scalp laceration.

Oddly, he had just finished writing a book called “From a Buick 8” – a novel where one of the characters dies in a car accident.

The guy that hit Stephen King with his van – committed suicide a year later on September 21st – Stephen King’s Birthday.

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