Ambulance worker tries to save girl (17), but doesn’t know it’s her own daughter: “My worst nightmare”

Paramedic Jayme Erickson (left) and her husband Sean Erickson. © AP

A Canadian paramedic who was called to a serious traffic accident last week was told afterwards that she had treated her own daughter. The 17-year-old victim was unrecognizable to her mother due to her injuries and eventually died in hospital.

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Ambulance worker Jayme Erickson received a call on November 15 for an accident near the town of Airdrie, Alberta, Canada. At the scene, she and her colleague found two injured people in a car. Jayme took care of a trapped passenger for almost twenty minutes, who was taken to hospital by helicopter a short time later.

“After finishing my shift, I heard the doorbell ring a few minutes after I got home,” the woman writes on Facebook. “It was the police. I was informed that my daughter was involved in a traffic accident. The seriously injured patient I had just treated turned out to be my own flesh and blood. My only child. My daughter, Montana. Her injuries were so terrible that I didn’t even recognize her.”

Montana was on her way home with a friend after a walk in a park. According to the Canadian news site CBCthe driver of the vehicle lost control of the wheel, presumably due to slipperiness, after which the car was hit by a truck.

“I rushed to the Calgary hospital to see my little girl, but the doctor said she didn’t stand a chance,” says Jayme. The teen was taken off a ventilator. “The sudden loss of my daughter Montana breaks my heart. The pain I feel is indescribable.” “My worst nightmare has come true. Today I officially said goodbye to my little girl. I can’t help but be angry for the short time I got with her: 17 years wasn’t long enough. While I’m grateful for the 17 years I’ve had with her, I’m devastated. I will never see you graduate or get married, I will never know who you would become,” said Jayme Erickson.

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The woman announced during a press conference that Montana was an organ donor and that two of her organs have been successfully transplanted. “We are very proud of her, as a last act Montana saved other people. That’s how she would have wanted it. We will miss her very much.”

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