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    The driver suddenly jammed/slammed on the brakes and he blew along the bus to ....

    Hello,

    Quite recently there was an accident in St.Petersburg, where I live now, when a person was travelling by bus when the bus suddenly braked and one of the persons who was standing close to the driver's cabin ran into the front window and steering wheel due to inertia and was very badly injured. Luckily he survived and didn't even break anything, but he got several bruises and sprained his arm. I'd like to describe this accident using dramatic verbs and expressions:

    The driver suddenly jammed/slammed on the brakes and he blew along the bus to the front window, where he also ran into the steering wheel.

    I suppose there might be better options instead of the ones I've highlighted in bold. Could you please suggest any improvements?

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    Re: The driver suddenly jammed/slammed on the brakes and he blew along the bus to ...

    The driver slammed on the brakes, causing a a passenger to be thrown down the bus into the windscreen and then back against the steering wheel, leaving him with serious injuries.
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