I was starting my third year of university. My roommate and I had decided to go up north to Midland, Ontario
to visit a friend of my roommate’s at his island cottage. We had a fun
weekend of barbecuing, four-wheeling and camp fires. On the last day of
our stay, Sunday, September 21, 2017, we were heading back to the
cottage from town. I was in the back of a pick-up truck, seated on a
half bench while my roommate and friend were in the front seat.
The driver, my roommate’s friend, was going faster than he should have been on a gravel road, lost control and went up an incline. Frankly, he was driving dangerously. We hit a tree and rolled, causing the driver to be thrown out through the passenger window and I was thrown into the front –middle of the truck. My roommate pulled me out of the truck quickly, as she recalls smoke coming from the car and was concerned about our safety. I don’t recall much except for fishtailing and then being pulled from the wreckage. I do remember an ambulance pulling up, loading me onto a board and putting me into a helicopter. I was then airlifted to Huronia District Hospital in Midland where my parents were notified and I was admitted. I spent 2 days in the hospital, my father by my side while my mom stayed at home with my brother who was quite young at the time, providing her updates.