At around 4:30 P.M. on June 19, 1999, while walking along Route 5 near Center Lovell, Maine, horror novelist Stephen King was struck by a car. He was 43 at the time. No doubt all 43 years passed before his eyes. In the novel he’d been working on, From A Buick 8, a character dies after being hit by a car. King, however, survived. Anyway, the vehicle that struck him was an ’85 Dodge Caravan, not a Buick.
Stephen King appears on pages 4, 52, 80 and 199 in A Book of Ages.