NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A local woman is home form the hospital after a car crash left her unable to walk. In February, a state trooper hit Crystal and Christopher McClure's Jeep on I-75.
Wink News spoke with the young mom who says she's glad to be out of the hospital bed and on the road to recovery. Crystal, her husband and their son, Chris Jr., were hit by the trooper who was reportedly driving recklessly at about 75 miles per hour. The impact caused the couple's Jeep to flip several times.
Her hips and ankles were crushed and now she's bedridden in her North Fort Myers home.
"Other than my feet and my back hurting, it's good to be home," McClure said.
On March 15th, she was able to leave Lee Memorial and return home, but says her ordeal is far from over.
"Just to get better and walk. That's my goal. To walk," she said.
For months, McClure has battled emotional and physical pain after she and her husband Christopher were rear-ended in February by a highway patrol car.
"I'm feeling a lot better then I was. I get these bars off April 15th, when I go in for surgery," she said.
McClure was 6-months pregnant and lost the child named Christian.
"I never thought something like this would happen to me. It changed my life. It changed my whole outlook on life," McClure stated.
The 28-year old mom is only able to leave the home with the help of a wheelchair and ramp. She says now her focus is on her upcoming surgery, months of physical therapy and her 19-month year old son.
But the accident has taken it's toll on the family. They owe hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills and say any assistance from the community would help.
"Just anything that they are willing to do we'll take and appreciate it," she said.
If you would like to help the McClure's you can make a donation at any Wells Fargo Bank.