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Paramedic treats fatally injured teenager at crash scene without realising it’s her daughter

A paramedic in Canada rushed to the scene and tried to save the lives of two teenage girls without realizing that one of the victims was her daughter.

Paramedic Jaime Erickson spent more than 20 minutes trying to save the life of her 17-year-old daughter, Montana, whom she did not initially recognize because of the severity of her injuries.

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The teen eventually died after a few days in the hospital.

The accident occurred on November 15th. Ms Erickson said her “worst nightmare as a paramedic has come true” in a message she posted on her Facebook page.

according to Washington PostThe accident occurred in Airdrie, Alberta, where Ericsson was on duty. She and her colleague are called to the scene of a serious car accident. When they arrive they find two teenagers who are out walking their dog and are injured after their car crashes into a truck.

The occupant of the car was seriously injured and pinned inside the vehicle. Firefighters were called to help remove the passenger. During that time, Ms. Erickson stayed inside the car with the passenger, making sure the girl’s airway was clear.

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The teenage girl was eventually airlifted to a nearby hospital, after which Erickson returned home to finish her shift. Shortly after she returns home, she is visited by police officers who tell her that Montana had been in an accident and she was rushed to the emergency room.

When Mrs. Erickson arrived at the hospital to see her daughter, she found the girl from the original accident who sat with her for more than 20 minutes.

“On entering the room, to her horror, she found the girl who sat with her in the back of the collapsed car, surviving…she was Jaime’s daughter herself. Unbeknownst to her, Jamie had been keeping her daughter alive,” Richard Reid, a fellow paramedic, told reporters. During a press conference on Tuesday.

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Montana eventually died in the hospital three days after the accident. The driver of the car and the passenger of the truck survived, according to local reports.

The investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Ms Erickson shared her grief in a Facebook post after her daughter’s death.

“The pain I’m feeling is like the pain I’ve never felt before, it’s indescribable,” she wrote. “The seriously injured patient I had just treated was of flesh and blood. My only child. My little boy.”

She frankly wondered who her daughter would be if she had survived the accident. Ms. Erickson said she was grateful for the 17 years she spent with her daughter.

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