A nurse involved in a 133-car pileup in Texas described herself as being ‘unbelievably blessed’ after she survived the devastating incident.
Rebecca Benson was on her way to work when the massive pileup occurred and took the lives of six people.
In an interview with ABC 13, Benson said: “As soon as I hit that bridge, (there was) black ice. My car started to spin out a little bit, but nothing crazy, and so I was adjusted.
“While I was coming around the corner, I see the cars in front of me. I’m trying to not spin out and to figure out if I can stop. I mean, my foot was as close to going through the floorboard as it possibly could be. And I realized that there’s no stopping.
“So, there was a Coca-Cola semi and a car hauler semi that had kind of made almost like a triangle. So, I wanted the car there and prayed to God that I would be okay and that’s when I hit them.”
The Texas nurse shared how she tried to calm herself down but she was left terrified every time another vehicle crashed into the pile.
She continued: “I looked in my rearview mirror and can see all of these cars heading towards me. So I think that was the scariest part, knowing that I survived this part but now the chances of me getting completely smashed by all the cars and semis behind me.”
She managed to crawl out of her vehicle when someone climbed over her car to help others.
“I could hear something on my roof and saw little legs coming down my windshield. Somebody ended up opening the back of my car and asking if I was okay. And then I was able to actually get out, because all my doors were completely blocked,” Benson said.
She even managed to go to work by hitching a ride with her co-worker.
“My husband was like,’We need to get to the hospital.’ So I worked until things kind of cleared up, and then got a ride and came to the hospital to get checked out,” Benson said.
“I have neck pain, shoulder pain, and my left elbow is bruised to the high-heavens and, you know, typical aches and pains that you would have. But I am unbelievably blessed.”
Six people have died and more than 60 others were left injured after the tragedy that occurred along Interstate 35 near Fort Worth on Thursday.
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