Dreams involving accidents are a terrifying experience. Such dreams are associated with strong negative emotions that often weigh the dreamer’s mind down and cause lingering stress.
A dream or a nightmare involving a car accident suggests a loss of control over the important things in your life. It can be related to a relationship, job, or business venture. It implies a hidden fear of failure, loss, or bankruptcy. In general, dreaming of a car accident is a negative sign and represents the various negative emotions the dreamer is experiencing in their daily lives.
The Spiritual Message of Dreaming About a Car Accident
Our dreams are heavily influenced by our day-to-day lives, the experiences we accumulate, and the people we encounter. The objects we often see in our waking life, such as cars, are commonplace in dreams. They can be a placeholder and hold vague meanings or significant enough to be the main focus of the dream.
Cars and automobiles, in general, are great inventions that allow faster and more comfortable travel in contrast with traditional modes of transportation such as carriages. They are viewed as highly important but also controversial. They improved employment patterns, social interactions, and the distribution of merchandise.
However, cars are also associated with negative consequences like the pollution of the environment, a disconnected local community, a rise in obesity and heart diseases, noise pollution, and a dramatic increase in accidental deaths.
Dreams involving car accidents usually reflect the unconscious feeling of losing control over different aspects of your life. Due to the variety of cars and the different values attached to them, the type of car involved will have different meanings. Furthermore, the scenario and event in the dream and context from your waking life will affect how the dream is interpreted.
It also implies the dreamer’s helplessness to address these issues. The car in your dreams can be a representation of the different parts of your life. You driving it represents your determination, dreams, and ambitions.
Moreover, accidents in dreams generally suggest circumstances that are random and out of your control. Since the car represents your life, a car crash in your dreams implies unforeseeable problems may happen, and it is best to make the proper preparations and take precautions.
Detailed Interpretation of Dreams About a Car Accident
Crashing a Car While Driving
The dream of driving represents control over your life. If you dream of crashing while behind the wheel, it symbolizes a loss of control. Usually, the dreamer fails to recognize the warning signs and hints from their waking life. When this happens, the subconscious mind tries to reconcile with the conscious mind and communicates through dreams and nightmares.
Getting Hit by a Car While Driving
To dream of getting hit by a car while driving symbolizes blame and resentment. You may consciously or subconsciously blame someone in your life for things that happened to you. It also signifies that you have not yet forgiven the people who have wronged you.
If you clearly recognize the other driver who hit you, it implies that they are the person you blame the most for your misgivings or current situation. It can also mean that this person is someone you think will hinder your growth and plans in life. Oftentimes it is your enemies or rival who are driving the other car.
Hitting Another Car
Similarly, if you are the one crashing onto another car, it represents guilt, self-loathing, and loss of control. This time, the blame is focused on you; you unconsciously feel guilty of causing harm to someone you hold dear. Usually, the person behind the other car is the person you feel you have mistreated or offended.
Seeing a Car Crash
If you observe a car crash but are not involved in any way, it may represent a close acquaintance or a relative who is having trouble with their life. It may also imply an aspect of your life you subconsciously think is out of your control. In this case, it is vital to scrutinize the driver and think about your association with them.
For example, if you see a car crash with your significant other at the wheel, it may imply a worsening relationship. However, if you saw a coworker, it might suggest having troubles at work.
Deliberately Crashing into Other People or Cars
Dreams of crashing into people are a sign of anger and malice. Sometimes, these are unconscious emotions and reflect a stressful waking life, frustrations, or a traumatic experience. If you clearly recognize the person you are crashing into, it suggests hatred towards that person.
Car Crash as a Passenger
The meaning behind a car crash whether you are the passenger or the driver is the same. However, being in the passenger seat adds a new layer of interpretation: if you are sitting beside the driver during the car crash, it represents your way of dealing with the different aspects of your life.
Additionally, your relationship with the driver will explain which aspect of your life is out of control. On one hand, if it is a family member, it may suggest family or relationship problems. On the other hand, if you are sitting in the back seat during a car crash, it symbolizes that indecisiveness or a lack of self-esteem may have been contributing to your issues in life.
Dreams of Saving Someone from a Car Crash
A dream of saving a person from wreckage suggests guilt. It means that you feel responsible for something that has gone out of control. Additionally, the person you are saving represents who you feel responsible for. It also means that you are unnecessarily putting other’s needs ahead of yours.
This dream will also show you the people you cherish. Frequently, the people involved in the car crash are a significant other or a family member. Failing to save them implies an unconscious fear of losing them, whether due to a breakup if it is a romantic partner or through old age and disease for parents and relatives.
Crashing Into Water
Water symbolizes tranquility, unity, and peace. If you crash a car into water, it represents the destruction of your peaceful life. It can be due to past traumas or recent bad experiences that happened to you or a significant other. Furthermore, the state of the water represents the severity of the problem.
Crashing into stormy water is one of the worst signs you can dream of; it means that you have multiple parts of your life that need to be fixed or else you are headed to your downfall. Alternatively, crashing into a frozen body of water symbolizes a lack of meaningful progress in your life.
Car Crash That Exploded
When you dream of a car crash that exploded in a ball of fire, it represents a deep fear and anxiety over different aspects of your life. It is generally difficult to pinpoint the exact part of your life that is affected by this dream; however, your relationship with the passengers or the driver will provide hints on which element of your life is being referred to.
Crashing a Luxury Car
Crashing a luxury car or any expensive car symbolizes financial difficulties or fear of experiencing one. The amount of damage the car sustained corresponds to the level of financial trouble you are facing or will face in the future.
However, if you dream of someone else crashing an expensive car, it suggests that you see that person as a threat to your finances. Additionally, it implies that you see that person as a burden.
Crashing a Junk Car
As the car in dreams represents your life, you may consciously or unconsciously think that your living situation and life, in general, is dreadful. A dream of crashing a junk car points to hopelessness and unachievable life goals. In contrast, if you are a passenger in this crash, it implies that you blame the driver for your awful life. Likewise, if you have a passenger in this junk car when you crash, it suggests guilt.
Crashing Into a House/Building
Depending on the type of house or building, crashing into one may mean current or future relationship problems or financial ruin. On one hand, if you crash into a house, it suggests a lack of happiness in a relationship and a potential breakup. On the other hand, if you crash into a store, a building, or a bank, it represents a current or potential financial difficulty. This is especially true if you own a business.
If you crash into a school or a library while still in college or university, it implies that you may be having troubles with one or more of your subjects. It also means that you may be getting too stressed with your school life and are starting to lose focus and control and might want to take a breather.
Crashing Into a Tree
Trees and forests represent a person’s desire for adventure. If you crash into one, it suggests a feeling of defeat and regret for not being able to enjoy life. Crashing your dream car into a tree holds a more powerful meaning; it suggests that you have almost given up on achieving your goals on time.
Dying in a Car Crash
If you dreamt of dying due to a car crash or getting injured severely, it suggests that you are keeping some traumas that need to be addressed. It also implies that you have reckless behavior or might be involved with reckless people. Furthermore, it also points to severe stress from your waking life that may be related to your current relationship, family matters, school, work, or business.
People Assisting You After a Crash
Among the different scenarios of dreaming of a car crash, this is the only one with a positive connotation to it. The car crash still suggests a loss of control over the various aspects of your life. However, the presence of people rushing over to help you suggests that you have people who are willing and genuinely want to support you.
Likewise, if you are one of the people rushing to aid in a car crash, it implies your innate desire to be helpful and supportive of other people.
Crashing a Car During a Storm/Blizzard
The climates in our dreams represent our current state of mind. Stormy weather or a blizzard suggests a mix of negative emotions such as turmoil, anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. It also means that something in your life is causing you stress and is most often related to problems with money or getting a job.