Reality TV star Savannah Chrisley is recovering from a serious car accident on Jan. 16 that left her with a broken vertebrae.
The 19-year-old star of the reality TV show "Chrisley Knows Best" wrote of the accident on Instagram on Jan. 17, and posted pictures of her crashed car and of herself recovering in the hospital.
"The past couple of days have been some of the toughest days for me," Chrisley wrote, ET Online reports.
"My floor mat had gotten stuck behind my pedals so I looked down for a brief second to try and get it out of the way and then I realized that I was headed straight towards the guardrails," the reality star on USA network described.
"I tried to over correct but it didn’t help. As soon as I hit the guardrail my airbags came out and because of the airbags and seat belt the injuries weren’t near as bad as they could have been."
Chrisley said she was "in and out of consciousness, screaming for help" for "at least 20 minutes."
"And then a man stopped and ran over to me and got the police my way," she recalled. "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 stated she will spend time "recovering from a broken vertebrae which has caused numbness" in her hands and fingers, as well as "pain all throughout" her back, neck and shoulders.
"While recovering physically, I’m going to take time to recover spiritually and mentally as well," she wrote. "I want to be the best version of myself possible and that will happen."
She added, "We all make mistakes… all that matters is how we learn and grow from them."
The Atlanta-based beauty pageant queen has a six-week recovery period ahead of her, E Online reports.