Fort Pierce Car Accident Survivor Thanks Paramedics

An 18-year old faces a long and painful road to recovery after suffering a grisly car accident injury, but it hasn’t stopped her from thanking the people that were first on the scene.


The 18-year-old sustained an open compound fracture to her right leg after colliding with another vehicle on a Fort Pierce Highway in St. Lucie County.

An Indian River County Hospital nurse witnessed the crash and was able to provide first aid, placing a pad over the open leg wound until paramedics arrived.

“I was screaming in pain,” the 18-year old victim said.

“I was yelling for someone to call my dad, and I remember having bad seatbelt burn.”

Her father was on scene quickly, and reportedly did very well to contain the horror he felt when confronted with the sight of his badly injured daughter.

“The bone was sticking out of her leg,” her dad said.

Paramedics worked to provide pain relief before getting the driver off to a Regional Hospital, where she remained after undergoing surgery.

Now wrapped in a full-leg brace, the injured leg will require months of physical therapy.

The victim still hasn’t been told if she will regain full use of the limb.

Even so, she has maintained a positive outlook and she went with her parents and sister, to thank the paramedics who helped her on that awful afternoon.

“She insisted on coming back to thank them today,” Florida Highway Patrol said.


Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident, which ultimately, resulted in injuries. We wish the victim a quick recovery and hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”

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