Accident victim counts her blessings

PUBLISHED: 13:55 01 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:24 15 June 2010

A VICTIM of a road traffic accident in Axminster has described how her life flashed before her eyes.

A VICTIM of a road traffic accident in Axminster has described how her life flashed before her eyes.Vickki Huntley, 20, who was hit in Chard Road while standing on the pavement next to the hospital, is now on crutches and has stitches.Wearing a plastic splint to protect her muscles and ligaments, covered in scratches and bruises, and with stitches above her left eyebrow - Vickki is grateful to those who came to her aid.She said: "It was scary. My whole life flashed before me - I didn't know what was happening. It all happened so quickly. I remember waking, flat on my back, in complete agony. It was as if I'd been hit by a bus."I'm a bit sore and tender at the moment but I'm getting there. If it wasn't for Exeter hospital nurse Michaela Board and the builders, I'd probably be in a worse state. "I would like to know the name of the builder who raised the alarm - to thank him personally."I can barely walk and won't be able to work for the next 12 weeks. It's made me realise I should count my blessings every day and stop taking things for granted. I'm thankful for my lucky stars.Parents Gary and Tracey, from St Andrew's Drive, extended their thanks.Mrs Huntley said: "It shook us up a bit and Vickki was very shocked, but the emergency services were there so quickly. She was very lucky. It would have been a lot worse if the car had been going faster.


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