A Canadian paramedic wiped away tears as she remembered a lovely kid who battled till the very end after unwittingly treating her daughter following a terrible car accident.
On Nov. 15, Jayme Erickson was summoned to the collision north of Calgary and sat with a young woman who was extricated from the automobile and sent to the hospital, where she passed away.
She had injuries that made her unrecognizable.
It wasn’t until Erickson arrived home at the end of the day that she was greeted by members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who informed her that the patient was her daughter Montana, who is now 17 years old.
Late on Tuesday, Erickson spoke to the media about her sadness.
She described her daughter as a success in all she set her mind to, a devoted swimmer with dreams of becoming a lawyer.
“She was lovely and a fighter who fought right up until the day she passed away.
She was stunning. Erickson spoke in an Airdrie Firehall with her family, paramedics, police officers, and firefighters standing behind her in a show of support. “If she ever put effort into anything, she would always succeed at it,” said Erickson.
Richard Reed, a friend and flight paramedic, repeatedly sobbed as he recalled Erickson responding to the scene of a car that had lost control and been hit by a truck coming from behind.
According to Reed, the female passenger was trapped inside the vehicle with significant injuries while the driver managed to exit the vehicle.
The first person on the scene was Erickson. He claimed that despite not knowing who it was, Erickson stayed put even after realizing the girl was in peril and waited until she was freed and flown to the hospital.