A nurse managed to crawl out of the lethal pile-up involving 100 autos in Texas Thursday — after which went straight to work.
Rebecca Benson was grateful to have gotten out unscathed from the massive crash, which left six individuals lifeless and injured dozens extra in Fort Value.
“I’m unbelievably blessed,” she informed ABC13.
Benson had been on her method to work round 6:30 a.m. when she stated her automotive started to slide on icy Interstate 35.
“I’m attempting to not spin out and to determine out if I can cease. I imply, my foot was as shut to going by way of the floorboard because it probably could possibly be,” she recalled.
“And I spotted that there’s no stopping.”
She then crashed right into a Coca-Cola semi and a automotive hauler semi that had created a form of triangle on the freeway.
“I needed the automotive there and prayed to God that I might be okay and that’s once I hit them,” Benson stated.
Benson stated she was shaking in her automobile each time different vehicles and semis slammed onto the pile.
“I seemed in my rearview mirror and may see all of these vehicles heading in direction of me,” she stated.
“That was the scariest half, understanding that I survived this half however now the probabilities of me getting fully smashed by all of the vehicles and semis behind me.”
The scene was “like a zombie film,” Benson stated.
Benson was later helped out of the again of her pinned automotive by one other motorist.
As soon as she was freed, she referred to as up a colleague who occurred to be close by and was ready to get a trip to the hospital the place she works.
She was solely checked out by docs herself later, on the urging of her husband, and stated she was left with neck and shoulder ache and a left elbow “bruised to the excessive heavens.”