Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pedestrian gets hit by a car in Springville

Hillary and Scott are having a boy, just so you know. Also, I found out that Hillary's mom is having another baby boy in December, so the two babies can be friends like Hilly and me (Catey).

August 25 was the first day of school for my last semester. I was on my way to catch the bus but I got hit by a car while I was still on the sidewalk. It was really strange because I was waiting for the crosswalk signal when suddenly and briefly I saw a maroonish or reddish SUV heading towards me, next thing I knew, I was in the ambulance. I can't really remember pain, but I'm sure I hurt and I've probably just blocked it out. I do remember my leggings, tights, leotard, and sweater getting cut off of my body and how the scissors were cold but smooth as they grazed my skin. The very first thing I remember thinking was, "That car totally hit me! I really got hit by a car." I was absolutely in shock and couldn't believe what happened. I then gave the EMTs Jeremy and my mother's phone numbers because I wanted them with me. I remember wiggling my fingers and toes and discovered that I wasn't paralyzed, I was totally relieved.
The driver that hit me was drunk and high on heroin, which is dumb in the first place, but it's even worse that it was only 7:15 a.m. and he'd been in court for a DUI only the day before.
Turns out that I had what is called a "tibial plateau fracture" and a partially torn meniscus in my right leg, my left ACL was torn, I had a concussion, I needed staples in my head, and my nose was broken, along with some other face bones that didn't need to be fixed.
A tibial plateau fracture means that the top of the tibia, near the knee, has a fracture. In my case, part of the medial side of the top of my tibia broke off. They repaired it with a plate and 8 screws and told me not to walk on it for 12 weeks, though I didn't feel like walking at the time anyway. My nose got fixed and was painful for a little while, but it is okay now. The ACL will be fixed after I can use my right leg, so probably not till the end of November. I was very blessed to not be dead, paralyzed, or brain damaged.

I'm getting really bored of this post, so I may add to it another day. I just wanted to say something about this since it really affects mine and Jeremy's lives. People have shown so much kindness and charity and we have been full of gratitude to them and to the heavenly beings that kept me in as good as condition as I am. I just want to say thank you to all who have shown us support and DON'T DO DRUGS because they are bad!


  1. I love you so much Catey! You are awesome and brave. Thanks for writing about this even though I'm sure you're sick of telling the story. People who do drugs are seriously wacked and they shouldn't drive cars and hit my friends. If I were ever in the same room as that unfortunate boy I would give him a nice double smack across both cheeks.

    Keep being great and I know your recovering is going to be fast!

    LOVE YA!!

  2. Catey, I'm so glad you're okay. I hope things are getting better for you guys and that the healing is going well. Kentucky is thinking about you!

  3. Cate, I love you so much. I am so glad you are getting better. I am glad you shared your experience here so I could read it. I love you so much that I can't read this without crying because my heart is so full that you are still alive and that you are healing. Keep being brave, it is one of your talents. Love ya!!