ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. - A Cheatham County woman seriously hurt in a car accident has returned home and is now recovering with the support of her family.
Christina Reeves was hurt last Thursday, when she fell asleep at the wheel while driving home after a long day at work. Her Jeep Cherokee ended up in a drainage ditch along River Road in West Nashville. She was trapped inside for two hours.
"I was not going to let myself sit down there and die," said Reeves. "I was not going to do it."
Reeves managed to get out of the mangled vehicle and yell for help. Robert Ballow, who lives nearby, heard her cries, and called 911. She was immediately transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with a broken femur, knee cap, foot, and ribs and had injuries to her internal organs.
"I just thank God that he listened to my prayers that night," said Reeves.
Now, Reeves is back in her Ashland City home with her husband Travis and three young children. She was released earlier than expected, and was happy to be able to surprise her kids at home.
"It just feels so good to be home," said Reeves. "To know I'm here and I'm safe and I'm not freezing cold is great. I get to breathe another day and live another day."
Reeves had surgery on her leg and multiple stitches. Now, she will begin physical therapy to help strengthen her leg again. She said she is still in pain, but is feeling pretty good.
"I'm doing better than you would think," said Reeves. "I have a walker and will need some help getting around, but I am okay."
Students in the Academy of Energy and Power at Maplewood are busy getting ready for next week's Project Expo and had the opportunity to show it off some of their projects to Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper.