Family of Louisville teens injured in Florida crash asking for help to return them home
Two Louisville teens who were seriously injured in, but survived, a deadly crash in Florida are trying to find an adequate way to return home.
LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) – Two Louisville teens who were seriously injured in, but survived, a deadly crash in Florida are trying to find an adequate way to return home.
Alexandrea Daggett and Monserat Vieyra were injured around 3 a.m. on June 4 when the vehicle they were in crashed. 18-year-old passenger Alyssa Cook died three days later.
“The only thing I remember from that accident was waking up and telling the cops my leg was broken,” said Daggett, who spoke to WDRB News from her hotel room in Panama City Beach on Tuesday.
Daggett shattered her femur and severed her liver and spleen. Vieyra broke her back.
Neither of the girls are able to sit for more than five minutes at a time and will need a medical van or RV to get back to Louisville.
“To be cleared from the hospital they have to be seat belted in, so we are having to look into like a handicapped accessible van to be able to get them home,” said Daggett’s aunt, Whitnee McAfee.
McAfee started a GoFundMe page to raise money to help get the girls back to Louisville.
“They all had recently moved down there within the last six months and they were all enrolled to start school in the fall," McAfee said.
Since the girls just started new jobs, McAfee says they do not have health insurance.
The families have been staying in a hotel that is paid for until Friday, but tell WDRB News it will take several rounds of rehabilitation and therapy for the girls to walk again.
“We just want them home so that we can love them and that’s the best cure to anything is to just comfort them,” McAfee said.
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