Updated on 11/24/2022 at 4:15 p.m
- For paramedic Jayme Erickson, her “worst nightmare” has come to an end.
- Because the Canadian fought for the life of her own daughter during an operation.
- But she didn’t find out until it was too late. Because she did not recognize her daughter at the scene of the accident due to her serious injuries.
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In Canada, a paramedic unknowingly treated her own daughter after a serious accident. Paramedic Jayme Erickson went to work near the city of Airdrie in southern Canada on the afternoon of November 15. A young woman driver lost control of her vehicle in the accident. The car was then hit by a truck.
The driver then managed to get out of the car on her own, but her 17-year-old passenger was seriously injured in the impact. According to the British “Guardian”, Erickson took care of the young woman for around 30 minutes before she was finally freed from the car and flown to a hospital by helicopter.
Erickson: The critically injured patient was my own flesh and blood
After her shift ended, Erickson drove home. As she writes in a post on Facebook, the doorbell rang just minutes after she arrived. She was then informed by the police that her daughter had had an accident.
“The critically injured patient I just took care of was my own flesh and blood. My only child. My mini-me. My daughter Montana,” writes Erickson.
As she continues to write, her daughter’s injuries were so serious that she did not recognize them. “My worst nightmare as a paramedic has come true.”
Erickson’s daughter’s organs save two lives
After being informed by the police, she was taken to the hospital where her daughter was being treated. There Erickson was told that Montana would not survive the injuries.
Paramedic Richard Reed, a friend of Erickson’s, said the Guardian said Erickson’s daughter was returning from a dog walk when the accident happened. As a parent and paramedic, Reed said he couldn’t think of a worse “nightmare.”
At a press conference, Erickson tearfully said she wanted the world to know about her daughter. “Lastly, Montana was able to give one last gift: As Erickson went on to explain, her daughter had donated her organs and thereby saved the life of another person in two cases.
She is happy that her daughter lives on in other people and that she was able to save other people in the face of this tragedy. “We know this is what she would have wanted and we are so proud of her and we will miss her very, very much.”
- Facebook page of Jayme Erickson
- The Guardian: Canadian paramedic who tried to save crash victim learns it was her daughter
- Youtube channel des Calgary Herald
Updated on 11/24/2022 3:12 p.m
Paramedic Jayme Erickson at a news conference on the accidental death of her daughter Montana. © YouTube