There are a lot of bad first-date stories out there, but this one’s like no other.
After what happened, one ended up in a hospital for over 8 months, which resulted in losing her job as a hair dresser. And he was arrested and was put in jail.
The start of the date, however, seemed normal.
A single mom named Carrie-Anne Knox was asked out on a date by a man named Bradley Van Outen, and after saying no for a while, she finally decided to give him a chance.
She had just recently ended a ten-year relationship with the father of her two children, so Carrie-Anne was definitely nervous when Bradley showed up to pick her up.
Little did she know that this date would end terribly.
As they were leaving the parking lot, Bradley apparently tried to show off his driving skills by doing a doughnut, which is a driving skill that involves making a tight circle while accelerating.
When Carrie-Anne was about to put her seatbelt on, Bradley tried doing a doughnut, but lost control and crashed.
“I grabbed the side of the door in a panic. As he went round a second time, I could feel the back end losing control.
We hit the tree and I went fling into the windscreen,” said Carrie-Anne in the interview with the Metro.
As soon as the car stopped, Bradley told her that they had to get out of here. However, because her injuries were severe, Carrie-Anne couldn’t move one bit.
After pulling her out of the car, Bradley then ran away. Carrie-Anne passed out from pain, only to find herself being comforted by a stranger until the rescue team arrived.
She suffered a multiple sprial fracture, and had a nearly five-hour long surgery to insert metal plates ane 28 staples.
Carrie-Anne was also diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, and has not been able to regain full function of her arm. As a result, she had to give up her job as a hair dresser.
Bradley, the man pictured above, was later arrested then sentenced to two years in prison and a four-year driving ban for charges in relation to reckless driving, failing to report an accident, and driving without insurance.
According to the doctors, Carrie-Anne would not have survived if not for her seatbelt. Although she hadn’t fastened the seatbelt at the time of the accident, it miraculously ended up around her shoulder to save her life.