She’s lucky to be alive!
Savannah Chrisley was involved in a horrific car accident in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 16 — and is currently in the hospital after sustaining bumps, bruises and a fractured vertebrae in the crash. The Chrisley Knows Best star took to Instagram to share a photo of her injuries and details of the ordeal.
The pageant queen explained that the crash happened after a floor mat got stuck behind her pedals. She said she looked down for a “brief second” to adjust the mat, but when she looked back up, her car was heading for a guardrail. She credits her seatbelt and airbag — which deployed in the collision — with saving her life.
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I can truly say that I now FULLY understand the meaning of this quote…the past couple of days have been some of the toughest days for me. And I truly think that God has made them so difficult because I began straying away from Him and His word…I got in a car accident early Monday morning because my floor mat had gotten stuck behind my pedals so I looked down for a brief second to try and get it out of the way and then I realized that I was headed straight towards the guardrails….I tried to over correct but it didn't help. As soon as I hit the guardrail my airbags came out and because of the airbags and seatbelt the injuries weren't near as bad as they could have been. But what I do remember is going in and out of consciousness screaming for help and cars just continued to pass. It felt like I had been laying there for at least twenty minutes begging for help. And then a man stopped and ran over to me and got the police my way…so thank you to the amazing man that stopped and helped me as everyone else was passing. I have no idea who you are but thank you…I could never repay you for your act of kindness. Also…to all of you hurtful people that are saying that I deserved it and got what was coming for me…you need Jesus and I'll help by praying for you. And to all of those who are being supportive…I thank you very much. It means the world. The next month or so I will be recovering from a broken vertebrae which has caused numbness in my hands and fingers and pain all throughout my neck, back, and shoulders. While recovering physically I'm going to take time to recover spiritually and mentally as well. I want to be the best version of myself possible and that will happen. We all make mistakes…all that matters is how we learn and grow from them. I truly believe that God has used this situation to open my eyes to what is truly important in life and to put my focus back on Him in order to live the right life and be unbelievably happy. So right now I just want to say thank you again…love you all ❤️ -SFC-
“But what I do remember is going in and out of consciousness screaming for help and cars just continued to pass,” the 19-year-old wrote on Instagram. “It felt like I had been laying there for at least 20 minutes begging for help.”
She said multiple cars passed her nearly totaled car on the road until one unknown man stopped and called the police. She gave the good Samaritan a heart-felt thank you in her post.
“So thank you to the amazing man that stopped and helped me as everyone else was passing. I have no idea who you are but thank you…I could never repay you for your act of kindness,” she wrote.
Meanwhile, her father — Georgia real estate mogul Todd Chrisley — released a statement regarding his daughter’s accident.
"It's the worst feeling in the world to get a call late at night while sleeping to hear on the other end that your child has been involved in a serious car accident and that you need to come to the hospital immediately,” Todd said in a statement to E! News. “We are all so thankful to the good Lord above for His grace and mercy."