Todd Chrisley is counting his blessings after his 19-year-old daughter, Savannah Chrisley, survived a serious car crash on Monday.
Savannah Chrisley was driving a four-door sedan during a rainstorm Monday when she reached down to adjust her floor mat, E! News reported. The mat became stuck behind a gas pedal, and the car veered toward a guardrail.
The Atlanta-based beauty queen suffered from a fractured vertebrae in her neck and several bruises and burns from the airbags.
In a statement to E! News, Chrisley said he experienced “the worst feeling in the world” when he received a late-night phone call requesting that he come to the hospital immediately.
“We have a six-week recovery period and we are all so thankful to the good Lord above for His grace and mercy,” Chrisley said.
Savannah Chrisley often appears on her father’s USA network reality show, “Chrisley Knows Best,” which revolves around his eccentric Southern family.
— Chrisley Knows Best (@Chrisley_USA) January 17, 2017
Tuesday night, the 19-year-old broke her silence on social media for the first time after the accident, saying that while the past couple of days have been her “toughest,” she believes that God made them “difficult” because she began to stray away from “Him and His word.”
Savannah said after the crash, she was going “in and out of consciousness,” while cars passed by for what felt like 20 minutes, until a man stopped to help and called police.
“I truly believe that God has used this situation to open my eyes to what is truly important in life and to put my focus back on Him in order to live the right life and be unbelievably happy,” Savannah Chrisley wrote.
I can truly say that I now FULLY understand the meaning of this quote…the past couple of days have been some of the toughest days for me. And I truly think that God has made them so difficult because I began straying away from Him and His word…I got in a car accident early Monday morning because my floor mat had gotten stuck behind my pedals so I looked down for a brief second to try and get it out of the way and then I realized that I was headed straight towards the guardrails….I tried to over correct but it didn't help. As soon as I hit the guardrail my airbags came out and because of the airbags and seatbelt the injuries weren't near as bad as they could have been. But what I do remember is going in and out of consciousness screaming for help and cars just continued to pass. It felt like I had been laying there for at least twenty minutes begging for help. And then a man stopped and ran over to me and got the police my way…so thank you to the amazing man that stopped and helped me as everyone else was passing. I have no idea who you are but thank you…I could never repay you for your act of kindness. Also…to all of you hurtful people that are saying that I deserved it and got what was coming for me…you need Jesus and I'll help by praying for you. And to all of those who are being supportive…I thank you very much. It means the world. The next month or so I will be recovering from a broken vertebrae which has caused numbness in my hands and fingers and pain all throughout my neck, back, and shoulders. While recovering physically I'm going to take time to recover spiritually and mentally as well. I want to be the best version of myself possible and that will happen. We all make mistakes…all that matters is how we learn and grow from them. I truly believe that God has used this situation to open my eyes to what is truly important in life and to put my focus back on Him in order to live the right life and be unbelievably happy. So right now I just want to say thank you again…love you all ❤️ -SFC-
Savannah Chrisley seems to be looking at her time in a hospital as an opportunity for growth. While she recovers physically in the coming weeks, she said she is “going to take time to recover spiritually and mentally as well.”
“I want to be the best version of myself possible and that will happen,” she said.