Crystal Wilmot and her smashed Chevy.
Innovative Health - Fall 2017
Crystal Wilmot, 52, of Clarkston, had
a split second to think, but there was
nothing she could do. The mother of
three was driving her red Chevy pickup
on I-75 in May 2006 when her life took a
sudden and unexpected detour.
“We came around the corner and there
was traffic stopped for construction,”
she recalled. “I looked in my rear view
mirror and saw a semi coming right
toward me and it wasn’t slowing down. I
thought it was my last day on Earth.”
The semi slammed right into her,
causing her truck to roll several times.
It landed on its roof, and Wilmot was knocked
unconscious. When she awoke, she was upside down
in the driver’s seat and had no idea where she was.
Emergency crews used the Jaws of Life to cut her out
of the vehicle and she was transported to the hospital.
“I had a closed head injury, a hairline fracture in my
collar bone, and damage to disks in my neck and lower
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