Chrisley Knows Best star Savannah Chrisley was seriously injured in a one-car crash on Monday, breaking a vertebra which is causing her to experience pain and numbness throughout her body. The reality show personality posted on Instagram Tuesday night about the frightening ordeal, sharing a collage that included photos of her smashed-up car and her in a neck brace in the hospital, as well as a caption explaining what happened.
Chrisley says the accident occurred after her floor mat got stuck behind her pedals and she crashed through a guardrail as she was trying to remove it. She credits her airbag and seat belt with preventing more serious injuries.
"What I do remember is going in and out of consciousness screaming for help and cars just continued to pass," Chrisley wrote. "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 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-
Chrisley also called out people who said she deserved it, said "we all make mistakes," vowed to refocus her life on devotion to God, and thanked her fans for their support.
Radar obtained the police report of the crash, which confirmed Chrisley's account. The crash happened on I-65 in Nashville on Monday afternoon. No drugs or alcohol were found at the scene.
Chrisley is the 19-year-old daughter of Todd Chrisley, the Georgia real estate mogul at the center of the USA reality series about his sprawling family. She was the 2016 Miss Tennessee Teen and continues to be active in the beauty pageant scene.
Season 5 of Chrisley Knows Best premieres Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10/9c on USA.