A paramedic was caring for a badly injured teenager in a car crash when she learned that the victim was her own daughter. In a Facebook post, Jayme, an EMT, said she was in shock and was devastated by the death of her daughter Montana.
In a statement, she said she was overwhelmed by the grief and was “gutted” by the accident that happened on November 15 near Calgary. She described the situation as her worst nightmare as a paramedic. Upon arriving at the scene, she found two patients with serious injuries and the passenger trapped in the vehicle.
While the firefighters worked to free the passenger, she sat in the car and took care of the critically injured teenager. She ended her shift after the girl was airlifted to a Calgary hospital. Shortly after she got home, she got a call that her life had changed forever.
Upon entering my home, the police informed me that my daughter had been involved in an accident. The critically injured patient that I attended to earlier was my own blood and flesh.
My daughter, Montana. The paramedics took me to the hospital to see her, but they told me that her injuries were not life-threatening. Richard Reed, a spokesperson for the family, said that Montana and a friend were walking their dogs at Big Hill Springs when their vehicle was hit by a truck.
Jayme stayed inside the car for over 20 minutes to ensure that the patient’s airway was clear and that her C-spine was stable. According to Reed, Jayme expressed her frustration and grief upon returning home, knowing that the family would most likely lose their loved ones. She unknowingly kept her own daughter alive.
According to a spokesperson for Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Montana was a passenger in the car that was involved in a head-on collision. She was then airlifted to a hospital by STARS Air Ambulance. Her friend survived the accident.
STARS confirmed to TODAY.com that Montana was in critical condition when she was transported to the hospital. A spokesperson for the organization said that the driver of the truck suffered minor injuries. Chad and Deana, who are both paramedics, are friends of Montana’s stepfather, Sean, and her friend, Erickson.
According to Deana, Montana would often babysat for them. She was a beautiful young soul who was known for her sweet and caring attitude. According to Davison, who had two stepbrothers, Montana was a competitive swimmer who was supposed to graduate this year. On her Facebook page, her friend, Erickson, shared her heartbreaking loss.
Even though I am grateful for the 17 years that I had with Montana, I am left wondering what would have happened to her. I will never see her walk across the stage to graduate or get married. I will also never know who she would have been. In her statement, Deana stated that she will remember the many moments that she and Montana had together.
In her statement, Deana stated that she is broken and that she is left with no choice but to carry on. She went on to say that she is left with a broken heart and is going to pick up the pieces of her life.
During the press conference, which was held to discuss the accident, Deana and her friends stated that their colleagues are aware of their fears, but they also understand that their daughter is their daughter. Montana was an organ donor, which her mother described as her “one last gift.” According to her friends, Montana has also saved the lives of other people through her actions. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.