Savannah Chrisley alerted her Instagram followers that she is recovering after getting into a serious car accident on Monday that left her with a broken vertebrae.
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posted a photo on Tuesday of her vehicle after the accident, along with a photo of herself in the hospital and an inspirational message by pastor Steven Furtick that reads: "The only way God can show us he's in control is to put us in situations we can't control."
"The past couple of days have been some of the toughest days for me," Chrisley wrote in a lengthy caption before detailing what led to her car accident.
"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," the USA network reality star explained. "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 seat belt the injuries weren’t near as bad as they could have been."
Chrisley said it felt like "at least 20 minutes" that she was "in and out of consciousness, screaming for help" before a good Samaritan came along to help her. "And then a man stopped and ran over to me and got the police my way," she recalled. "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."
She also had a message for her critics and supporters. "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,” she said. “And to all of those who are being supportive, I thank you very much. It means the world.”
Chrisley added that she'll be "recovering from a broken vertebrae which has caused numbness" in her hands and fingers, as well as "pain all throughout" her neck, back and shoulders. "While recovering physically, I’m going to take time to recover spiritually and mentally as well," she wrote. "I want to be the best version of myself possible and that will happen."
She concluded, "We all make mistakes…all that matters is how we learn and grow from them."