Savannah Chrisley, star of the USA network reality show “Chrisley Knows Best,” was injured in a frightening car wreck on Monday resulting in a fractured vertebrae and residual back pain.
Chrisley was driving her white four-door sedan during a rainstorm when she tried to adjust a floor mat. The mat, however, was wedged underneath the gas pedal, causing Chrisley’s vehicle to veer off the road and into a guardrail.
The 19-year-old TV personality recounted the scary incident in an Instagram post on Tuesday, describing the aftermath as “some of the toughest” moments she’s ever experienced. Chrisley included a picture of herself wearing a neck brace in a hospital bed, as well as a photo of her wrecked car.
“As soon as I hit the guardrail my airbags came out and because of the airbags and seatbelt the injuries weren’t near as bad as they could have been,” the wrote former beauty queen, who is based in Atlanta. “But what I do remember is going in and out of consciousness screaming for help and cars just continued to pass. It felt like I had been laying there for at least twenty minutes begging for help.”
Luckily, a good Samaritan came to Chrisley’s aid and called the police. She was immediately rushed to the hospital, where she is currently recovering.
Chrisley has starred for four seasons on the hit reality show in her name, which also follows her father, Todd Chrisley, a Georgia real estate mogul who dubs himself the “patriarch of perfection.”
“It’s the worst feeling in the world to get a call late at night while sleeping to hear on the other end that your child has been involved in a serious car accident and that you need to come to the hospital immediately,” the elder Chrisley said in a statement to E! News. “That’s the call we received this morning about our daughter Savannah.”
He stated that his daughter suffered a fractured vertebrae in her neck along with several bruises and burns from the airbags.
“We have a six-week recovery period,” he concluded. “We are all so thankful to the good Lord above for His grace and mercy.”
“Chrisley Knows Best” Season 5 is currently set to premiere Feb. 21 on USA.