Doctors stopped counting her broken bones: A car crash’s long aftermath
Doctors at Waikato Hospital stopped counting Joanne Bridgman’s broken bones at 23, saying they had never seen so many in a human body.
Bridgman, 63, was severely injured in a two-car crash on State Highway 29 on January 26, which left one person dead.
The Cambridge horsewoman vividly remembers the crash and said after the car hit her she instantly went into survival mode.
“I remember the car just swerving hard at me, I can still picture it all.”
It took almost an hour to cut her out of her vehicle after the crash, which happened in summer on a day temperatures hit 35 degrees.
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