‘My own flesh and blood’: Alberta paramedic responded to daughter’s fatal car crash
An Alberta paramedic described it as her “worst nightmare” — responding to a horrific car crash that killed her own daughter last week.
Jayme Erickson said she and her partner were dispatched to the two-vehicle crash outside Airdrie on Nov. 15 around 4:30 p.m. They arrived to find two patients with injuries, one of them a teenage girl gravely injured and trapped in the car. Erickson said she did her best to attend to the victim — who turned out to be her daughter — while firefighters extricated her from the wreckage.
“Her injures were so horrific I did not even recognize her,” Erickson wrote in an emotional Facebook post recounting the event.
Critically injured, the girl was taken by STARS air ambulance to Calgary’s Foothills Medical Centre, and Erickson headed home as her shift ended.
It wasn’t until RCMP knocked on her door “minutes after” she got home that Erickson realized the girl she’d attended to was her 17-year-old daughter, Montana.