Savannah Chrisley on ‘Very Scary’ Car Accident: It Put Things ‘Into Perspective’

Still shaken up. Chrisley Knows Best star Savannah Chrisley opened up about her terrifying car accident in a new interview on Wednesday, January 18. See what she had to say in the video above!

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“This whole experience has been very scary for me,” the reality TV personality, 19, told E! News hosts Jason Kennedy and Catt Sadler in a Skype interview with her famous dad, Todd Chrisley. “It’s put a lot of things into perspective, and it’s made me realize things I need more focus on.”

The accident happened on Monday, January 16, when Savannah looked down for a brief second to fix her floor mat, which had gotten stuck behind the gas pedal. As a result, she lost control of her vehicle and hit a guardrail during a rainstorm.

Savannah Chrisley attends the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Savannah Chrisley attends the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016, in Las Vegas. Rick Diamond/ACM2016/Getty Images for dcp

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The teen pageant queen previously revealed via social media that she recalls slipping in and out of consciousness and begging for help as cars continued to drive by. After about 20 minutes, a man stopped to help her. The accident left the Atlanta resident with fractured vertebrae.

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Savannah — whose doctor says it will take six weeks to recover — took to Instagram on Tuesday to tell fans how the frightening incident affected her both physically and spiritually.

I can truly say that I now FULLY understand the meaning of this quote…the past couple of days have been some of the toughest days for me. And I truly think that God has made them so difficult because I began straying away from Him and His word…I got in a car accident early Monday morning because my floor mat had gotten stuck behind my pedals so I looked down for a brief second to try and get it out of the way and then I realized that I was headed straight towards the guardrails….I tried to over correct but it didn’t help. 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. 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. And then a man stopped and ran over to me and got the police my way…so thank you to the amazing man that stopped and helped me as everyone else was passing. I have no idea who you are but thank you…I could never repay you for your act of kindness. Also…to all of you hurtful people that are saying that I deserved it and got what was coming for me…you need Jesus and I’ll help by praying for you. And to all of those who are being supportive…I thank you very much. It means the world. The next month or so I will be recovering from a broken vertebrae which has caused numbness in my hands and fingers and pain all throughout my neck, back, and shoulders. While recovering physically I’m going to take time to recover spiritually and mentally as well. I want to be the best version of myself possible and that will happen. We all make mistakes…all that matters is how we learn and grow from them. I truly believe that God has used this situation to open my eyes to what is truly important in life and to put my focus back on Him in order to live the right life and be unbelievably happy. So right now I just want to say thank you again…love you all ❤️ -SFC-

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“The next month or so I will be recovering from a broken vertebrae which has caused numbness in my hands and fingers and pain all throughout my neck, back, and shoulders,” she captioned a photo of herself bruised in a hospital bed. “We all make mistakes … all that matters is how we learn and grow from them.”

She added: “I truly believe that God has used this situation to open my eyes to what is truly important in life and to put my focus back on Him in order to live the right life and be unbelievably happy. So right now I just want to say thank you again … love you all.”

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