|Published:||Jul 06, 2013 2:23 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 07, 2013 7:55 AM EDT|
LEHIGH ACRES, Fl. - A local firefighter and his wife are both in serious condition Saturday after they were hit head-on in a car crash Thursday night.
It happened along State Road 82 in Lehigh Acres.
WINK News spoke with the Bonita Springs firefighter who was the first on the scene of that crash. He was driving just a few cars behind Corey and Kristina Adamski and their two kids when it happened.
"Thank God that they're still here," says Fred Plocincki, a Bonita Beach Firefighter.
Corey Adamski posted an update on his facebook page Saturday. He wrote 'thank you everyone for the kind words, thoughts and prayers. I am truly blessed to have wonderful friends and family who have been talking to me and by my side...'
Corey also wrote that their two older daughters are doing okay. Kristina Adamski was eight months pregnant and had an emergency c-section giving birth to their baby girl, Penelope.
Corey also posted: "Kristina is a trooper and has a broken femur and wrist."
Fellow firefighter Fred Plocinski is just glad they're all alive. He was just a few cars behind them Thursday evening while both families were driving home from a 4th of July barbecue.
"All of a sudden we stopped really fast, I was probably about four cars back and I saw a ton of smoke and I knew there was a car accident," he adds.
Officials say Robert Bridwell was driving in the wrong lane on State Road 82 in Lehigh Acres when he hit the Adamski's SUV head on.
"that's when i noticed the one car was the family of the firefighters that were there with us at that party, i'd just met them that evening... if we were a minute ahead where they were, it could've been my family," he adds,
Now the community is pulling together hoping to make this family's tough road to recovery a little smoother.
Kristina Adamski was an instructor at Bonita Academy of Dance. There was supposed to be a grand opening at their new location this weekend but it was postponed. Signs were hanging up today at the building thanking everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this family emergency.
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