An Attempt to Describe Sudden Death

Sudden Death

Imagine you are on a high-speed elevated train.  Without warning an evil villain shoots out the supports, sending the train you are riding plummeting towards the ground at break-neck speed and smashing into smithereens upon impact. 

It is hard to accurately describe the initial shock of sudden death but the above example is as close as I can get. 

What makes it so hard is that on one hand, all the illustrations I could come up with (i.e. having the rug pulled out from underneath you, going a few rounds with Rocky, and being run over by a semi) all do a good job of describing the shock.  But on the other hand, they don’t do a good job of describing the initial shock.  

Even after almost three years, I still have not found the perfect description for sudden death.