Recurring theme:

Main character is hit by a car and almost killed


Jonesy is hit by a car and has barely recovered enough when he joins his friends on their annual camping trip. This is the first novel King wrote after his accident, and Jonesy's struggles closely mirror his own.

The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah

Stephen King worked his own car accident into the Dark Tower story, fashioning it as a murder attempt by the Crimson King.

Duma Key

Edgar Freemantle is permanently maimed in a catastrophic accident and suffers from phantom pains in his lost limbs, but also has gained the ability to change reality through his paintings.