It was August 2015 when the Tatum family was driving down a road in Georgia. In the Tatum family vehicle were Audra Tatum, her husband, and their 10-year-old daughter.
Audra was sitting in the passenger seat with her legs on the vehicle’s dashboard. Audra’s husband begged her to put her legs down, but she didn’t listen.
However, that decision of Audra’s could have cost her ability to walk ever again.
All of a sudden, a car pulled in front of Tatum’s family vehicle. Nick, Audra’s husband, smashed head-on into the driver’s side of the vehicle. Although the impact of the car accident was on Nick and Audrey’s daughter side, the two survived with only a few bruises.
However, Audra was the one who came off second best.
The vehicle’s airbag threw Audra’s foot directly into her face. This, in turn, broke her nose, several parts of her femur, and ankle.
This is the car crash scene:
Audra luckily didn’t lose her ability to walk, but she will have to live with two screws in her knee, two in her hip, and two in her ankle for the rest of her life.
It has been two years since the terrible car accident the Tatum family was involved in. Audra made a full recovery. She can stand on her feet without anyone’s help.
However, Audra can’t stand for more than four hours. Her dream of becoming a paramedic was shattered after the car accident that almost made her lose her legs completely.
“All my life I had my legs crossed and my foot on the dash,” Audra said in an interview with CBS News
“My husband always told me, ‘You’re going to get in a wreck someday, and you’re going to break your legs.'”
On the day, she said, they were driving at a normal speed, in the afternoon, with no traffic in sight. When the car careered out from the right-hand side, she didn’t have time to consider moving her foot.
“The airbag went off, throwing my foot up and breaking my nose,” Audra said.
“I was looking at the bottom of my foot facing up at me.
Basically my whole right side was broken, and it’s simply because of my ignorance.
I’m not Superman. I couldn’t put my foot down in time.”
Today, Audra’s goal is to prevent other people from making the terrible mistake she made that almost cost her her ability to walk.
Audra even started a fundraiser at GoFundMe to raise money for several billboards that would be placed on several US highways and which would convince people not to put their feet on the dashboard.
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