American English Conversation: Lesson 98

DIRECTIONS: Read the dialogues below in English, then translate them and read them in your primary language (if needed). You’re encouraged to read these dialogues with your teacher, tutor, colleagues, family, and friends to practice and improve your American English even further.

Topic: Car Accident

Dialogue 1

Tom: What’s going on over there?
Sarah: Looks like a car hit someone. Let’s stop and see if we can help.
Tom: Good idea.
Sarah: The police are already here. We should tell them what we saw…
Police Officer: Did you witness the accident?
Tom: Yes, we were driving by when it happened.
Police Officer: Can you describe what happened?
Sarah: A pedestrian was crossing the street when a car hit them.
Police Officer: What do you remember about the car that hit the person?
Tom: It was a red sedan, maybe a Toyota or Honda.
Police Officer: Thank you for your help. An ambulance is on its way.
Sarah: Will the person be alright?
Police Officer: We don’t know yet. We need to gather information in case charges need to be pressed against the driver.
Sarah: How can we assist?
Police Officer: Please stay and speak with our investigators, and provide contact information for other witnesses.
Tom: Okay.
Sarah: Is there anything else we can do?
Police Officer: Just let us handle things and drive safely – watch out for pedestrians.

Dialogue 2

James: What happened here? Why are there so many people around?
Kate: A car accident just occurred. It looks like a pedestrian was hit by a car.
James: Oh no, that’s terrible. Is the pedestrian okay?
Kate: I’m not sure. The ambulance just arrived, and they’re attending to him now.
James: Did you see what happened?
Kate: No, I didn’t. But there were a few witnesses who saw everything.
James: Is the police here yet?
Kate: Yes, they just arrived, too, and they’re questioning the car’s driver. He didn’t see the pedestrian crossing the road.
James: That’s such a shame. Do you think it’s because he was speeding or driving recklessly?
Kate: I have no idea. It’s difficult to say without knowing all the details. But it’s essential always to be wary when driving on busy roads.
James: Absolutely. You never know what can happen in an instant. Let’s hope everyone involved is okay.

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