Savannah Chrisley: Seriously Injured in Car Crash, Thankful to Be Alive
Savannah Chrisley is alive, but not so well.
The frequent beauty pageant contestant, best known for her role on her family’s USA reality series, Chrisley Knows Best, was seriously injured in a car accident on Monday.
She reportedly suffered a broken vertebrae in the crash and is still experiencing pain throughout her body.
The 19-year-old updated Instagram followers late Tuesday about her condition, expressing gratitude that she is even able to do so after what transpired.
Sharing a photo montage that includes a picture of herself in the hospital… a picture of her destroyed vehicle and a quote (The only way God can show us He’s in control is to put us in situation we can’t control.”), Chrisley wrote the following:
“I can truly say that I now FULLY understand the meaning of this quote.
“The past couple of days have been some of the toughest days for me. And I truly think that God has made them so difficult because I began straying away from Him and His word.”
As you can see in the following image, Chrisley’s car appears to be totaled.
There’s essentially no front left side remaining.
According to 2016 Miss Teen Tennesee competitor, the accident took place after her floor mat got stuck behind the pedals of her car.
She looked down quickly to move them, and that’s all it took for near-tragedy to strike.
“I realized that I was headed straight towards the guardrails….I tried to over correct but it didn’t help,” Savannah wrote.
“As soon as I hit the guardrail my airbags came out and because of the airbags and seatbelt the injuries weren’t near as bad as they could have been.”
A lot of the aftermath is fuzzy in Chrisley’s head, but she does recall “going in and out of consciousness screaming for help” while cars sped by.
“It felt like I had been laying there for at least twenty minutes begging for help. And then a man stopped and ran over to me and got the police my way…so thank you to the amazing man that stopped and helped me as everyone else was passing.
“I have no idea who you are but thank you…I could never repay you for your act of kindness.”
Chrisley Knows Best chronicles the life of millionaire Todd Chrisley, his wife and his two kids.
It wrapped up Season 4 in November.
Savannah concluded her Instagram post by addressing her critics and by giving thanks again to the Lord.
“Also…to all of you hurtful people that are saying that I deserved it and got what was coming for me…you need Jesus and I’ll help by praying for you,” she wrote, adding:
“And to all of those who are being supportive…I thank you very much. It means the world. The next month or so I will be recovering from a broken vertebrae which has caused numbness in my hands and fingers and pain all throughout my neck, back, and shoulders.
“While recovering physically I’m going to take time to recover spiritually and mentally as well. I want to be the best version of myself possible and that will happen.
“We all make mistakes…all that matters is how we learn and grow from them. I truly believe that God has used this situation to open my eyes to what is truly important in life and to put my focus back on Him in order to live the right life and be unbelievably happy.
“So right now I just want to say thank you again…love you all.”
We send Chrisley our thoughts and prayers and we wish her well in her recovery.