Crushed by car, given up by dead, saved by nurses

  1. Hi everyone,
    Thought I'd share this story with you all, makes you realise we are capable of superhuman feats, and this lady's guardian angel was nearby.

    http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/sto...9-2862,00.html
    Last edit by joannep on Jun 18, '09
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    District Nurse; from AU
    Specialty: Community, Renal, OR

    16 Comments

  3. by   madwife2002
    What a wonderful story, thank you for sharing that with us
  4. by   saltydude
    That is a amazing experience! Imagine that, a car resting on her chest and yet she survived. It is pretty wild what some people survive from and the not as serious things that others die from. Thanks for the post.
  5. by   CrufflerJJ
    Quote from saltydude
    That is a amazing experience! Imagine that, a car resting on her chest and yet she survived. It is pretty wild what some people survive from and the not as serious things that others die from.
    Very true! While doing my role transition in a big hospital's SICU, I saw an elderly man (70's) who was 1 day post-squishing. He somehow ended up being under a car, with a tire resting on his chest. Neighbors got the vehicle off him, but when the medics arrived, his GCS was only a 3.

    After spending <12 hours on a vent, he was extubated. His only injuries appeared to be some broken ribs & hemorrhages to his sclera. When I spoke with him that day, he was fully "with it" - no apparent deficits.

    Amazing!
  6. by   Medic09
    As a rural medic a few years ago, I responded to a scene for 'man under car'. Sure enough, a fella had been working under a jacked up car when the jack gave way and the car came down squarely on his chest. Fortunately, he instinctively turned his head sideways and avoided having his face crushed. I don't know how he was breathing in the intervening minutes, but his wife somehow managed to get the car off his chest and drag him out. We arrived to find him CAO, slightly diminished mentation, in a lot of pain, with severe and worsening respiratory distress. En route to hospital he needed a big dose of morphine and a chest dart for his pneumo, but he recovered just fine.
  7. by   nkara
    Wow!
  8. by   AllSmiles225
    Reminds us that we just might be someones miracle someday--thanks for sharing that with us!
  9. by   Little_Mouse
    Amazing story... Thank you for sharing it.
  10. by   PeppermintPat22
    aww, what a nice story....ty for sharing with us.
  11. by   chicookie
    What an awesome story!

    ......and after all that she still has to buy a bike!?!
    That to me is amazing.
  12. by   KellRrn2b
    amazing stories!!!
  13. by   CaLLaCoDe
    Great story, thanks for sharing ;-)
  14. by   rainingwoman
    Warm Fuzzies, thanks for sharing. What a touching story.

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