I was 19 and I was with a friend who I met while we had both worked at the same restaurant. We went over to the house of a couple of old friends of mine I had known since sixth grade. It was a Saturday night and we each took a hit of acid and right when we started to peak, we decided to go for a drive.
Five of us piled in my friends van ( this was 1979 and vans were very popular in California) and we took off. It was about 10:30 at night and we ended up on a four lane road linking two local cities. So we’re cruising along and the next thing we knew we see a single paramedics van up ahead in the middle of the road.
We pulled up and there are two smashed up cars in the middle of the road and 5 or 6 bodies strewn about a wide area all over the road. It was a horrible car crash. Most of the bodies were covered in blood and not moving. It must have just happened minutes before we got there.
We had beat the cops there, it was just one paramedic van and us but we could hear sirens coming. As you can imagine, since we were all on acid, we were tripping and freaking out. It was a horrible, nightmarish, surreal scene. One I’ll never forget