Posted August 12, 2019 09:50:58A woman has spoken of the first car she ever drove in a car accident, as she recounted how she struggled to get out of her vehicle after her first collision.
Key points:Karen Wooten said she was driving on the South-West Coast in January when she hit a pedestrian in Brisbane’s CBDKaren was driving a 2004 Hyundai AccentElla Wootens was in the passenger seat when the car slammed into a pedestrianThe crash left her on the ground, bleeding profuselyMs Wootes was driving south on the south-west coast of Queensland when she crossed the road at a red light at the intersection of Swanston and East Streets.
“I was driving down Swanston Street and the light turned green,” Ms Wooters said.
“It was just a bit of a red signal at that time, so I had to cross the road and just turn left.”
The car came in front of me and the lights came on, but it wasn’t a red traffic light so I didn’t see the lights, so it didn’t turn green, and it just kind of bounced up and down the road.
“Then I just just lost control and the car hit me.”
Ms Woots suffered serious head injuries in the crash, and is still suffering from the trauma.
She has since been left unable to drive.
“After the accident I was left with a lot of anxiety,” Ms Mowen said.
The 24-year-old said she had to learn to live with her injuries, and needed to take time out of the day to make sure she was OK.
“At first I was just like, ‘Oh my god, what happened?
Why did I hit somebody?'”
Ms Woots said.”[Then] I just needed to put on my helmet and get myself out of that car, get out on the street, and just start driving again.”
But it was so traumatic, I didn.
I’m a very resilient person, I’m able to move on.
“If you’re a person that’s going through a really bad crash, it’s going to take a little bit of time to get through that, but I’m lucky to have got through it.”‘
I’m a strong person’: Wootent ‘blessed’ with a strong work ethicThe Wootns have since had to deal with her recovery, and have since returned to work.
“We have got our own car now, which I’ve been driving, and I’ve also been training for a competition, so hopefully it’s a good thing that I’ve got a second car,” Ms Yowen added.
“When I went to hospital after that, I was really worried about the other car, but when I got there I was very blessed.”
The accident has left Ms Wooters in a different mindset.
“Being able to put my own life back together, I’ve learned a lot about myself and how to live my life.”
That’s just a big thing for me to have that confidence back and being able to work on my own and be able to be myself again.
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