TIL: In 1999 while Stephen King walking on the side of a road in North Lovell, he was hit by a van that left him in a ditch with broken bones, ribs, a punctured lung, and he almost died. After he healed he bought the van that almost killed him, and the driver died on kings birthday one year later.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/books/news/9906/20/stephen.king.accident.02/

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  1. ALSO, he bought the van so fans couldn’t have it as a souvenir. He also still wears the lens that he was wearing on the day he was hit as a memento. This story can be found in part of the Dark Tower series he wrote, where he adds in the entire story as part of the books plot.

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