Paramedic unknowingly treated her own 17-year-old daughter in deadly crash: “I did not even recognize her”

A Canadian paramedic who unknowingly treated her own daughter after a deadly automobile crash brushed away tears as she remembered a lovely lady who fought till the tip.

Jayme Erickson was referred to as to the crash north of Calgary on Nov. 15 and sat with a critically injured lady who was extricated from the automobile and brought to hospital, the place she died. She was unrecognizable due to accidents.

It wasn’t till Erickson obtained house on the finish of the day that she was met by Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers, who instructed her the affected person was her 17-year-old daughter, Montana.

Paramedic Jayme Erickson, middle, who was referred to as to a crash final week and did not know she was attempting to save lots of her own daughter as a result of the accidents had been too extreme, is comforted by her husband Sean Erickson, as she speaks to the media in Airdrie, Alberta, Nov. 22, 2022. 

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Erickson shared her grief with reporters late Tuesday, describing her daughter as a hit at every thing she set her thoughts to, an avid swimmer who had aspirations of turning into a lawyer.

“She was a fighter and she fought until the day that she died and she was beautiful. She was so beautiful. If she ever put an effort into anything she would always succeed at it,” mentioned Erickson at an Airdrie firehall with household, paramedics, cops and firefighters standing behind her in a present of help.

Richard Reed, a good friend and flight paramedic, broke down a variety of instances as he recounted Erickson attending the scene the place a automobile had lost management and was struck by an oncoming truck.

Reed mentioned the driving force was capable of get out of the automobile however the feminine passenger was trapped with severe accidents. Erickson was the primary individual on the scene. He mentioned Erickson knew the lady was in hassle and sat there till she was extricated and transported to hospital by air ambulance, nonetheless unaware of who it was.

“On her way back she expressed her grief and frustration to her partner, knowing that later a family would likely lose their daughter, sister and grandchild. A short time after arriving home, there was a knock on the door. It was the RCMP,” Reed mentioned.

“On entering the room, to her horror, she found the girl that she had sat with in the back of the crumpled vehicle keeping alive, so the family could say goodbye, and due to the extent of her injuries was unrecognizable, was Jayme’s own daughter,” he added. “Jayme unknowingly was keeping her own daughter alive.”

In an emotional Facebook post final week, Jayme Erickson wrote: “My worst nightmare as a paramedic has come true.”

“The critically injured patient I had just attended to, was my own flesh and blood,” she wrote. “My only child. My mini-me. My daughter, Montana. Her injures were so horrific I did not even recognize her.”

It is with a heavy coronary heart and profound, unimaginable disappointment that I need to write this to tell my family and friends of…

Posted by Jayme Erickson on Friday, November 18, 2022

“Today we officially said goodbye to my little girl,” she wrote. “I cannot help but be angry for the short amount of time I was given with her. 17 years was not long enough.”

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