Carole Addison doesn’t remember seeing the dump truck that totaled her car and changed her life forever.
“I don’t remember talking to the first responders. I don’t remember getting in the helicopter,” Addison said. “But the next thing I remember is going down to the O.R. for my seventh surgery, and that was, I think, 10 days later.”
What happened in those first hours? She was treated by the trauma team at Spartanburg Medical Center’s Level I Trauma Center.
“The thing we get first is a page,” said Brian Thurston, MD, director of trauma services at Spartanburg Medical Center. “So the first thing we knew is that it was a roughly 60-year-old woman who had been hit by a dump truck.”
Addison, Thurston and others remember those life-saving moments in this segment of Discover Health.