One of the young stars of a cable TV reality show is said to be recovering from a serious car crash that took place Monday. People reports that 19-year-old Savannah Chrisley, who appears along with other members of her family on the USA Network series “Chrisley Knows Best,” suffered broken vertebrae in the collision.
Chrisley described the incident in a post on Instagram, writing: “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.”
She also wrote: “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.”
Chrisley also had a message for her fans — and her critics. She wrote in the Instagram post: “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.”
She said the broken vertebrae have caused numbness in her hands and fingers along with pain throughout her neck, back and shoulders, and noted that she will take time to recover not just physically but also spiritually and mentally.