My name is Edward Ball. I had an accident and I woke up in 1977.
Is this sentence a bit ambiguous? Because of and we could understand that he woke up first and then had an accident. What comes first, the accident or the waking up?
To remove the ambiguity would it be better to use then instead of and, or perhaps use the past perfect had had. Or maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think so, and the events are simultaneous.