Following exposure to a traumatic event, individuals might experience recurrent nightmares of the event. Individuals might also have recurrent thoughts or images of the traumatic event, and have difficulty turning their attention away from these thoughts and images. At times, thoughts or images of the traumatic event will seem to ‘intrude’ into consciousness. Individuals with PTSD sometimes indicate that they feel as if they are reliving the traumatic event over and over. In the case of a motor vehicle crash, an individual might have nightmares of the crash, might have recurrent thoughts about the crash, and might have difficulty turning attention away from memories of the crash. In a child this might take the form of the child retelling the story of the trauma over and over to friends and family. Images of the trauma might also be represented in the child’s drawings or play.