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Four Brothers Seriously Injured In Crash

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Posted at 6:58 PM, Aug 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 04:45:22-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A life altering crash has shaken a Bedford County family after all four of their children were nearly killed in a head on collision Sunday afternoon.

Six people were injured in the head-on crash in Rutherford County. Four of them included 18-year-old Alejandro Arroyo, his 12-year-old brother Jacob Andrews, their 6-year-old brother Jackson Andrews and middle child, 9-year-old Joshua Andrews.

All became trapped in the family's Honda Civic after the crash and had to be rushed Vanderbilt University Medical Center after being pulled out of their mangled car.

"It’s every parent’s worse nightmare," father PJ Andrews said about the crash.

"It’s every parent’s worse nightmare, I mean it’s one thing to have one child in an accident. It’s a completely different ballgame when you’ve got four. I could’ve lost four of my children," his wife CC adds.

Jacob Andrews suffered two broken arms and two broken legs, his brother Joshua is recovering from massive cuts across his face and is swollen almost beyond recognition.

The family is focusing most of their attention on 6-year-old Jackson who has a severe spinal cord injury.

"We need him to stay alive," CC said.

The couple's oldest son Alex, who was driving is also recovering from a broken femur and broken arm.

"Everyone had their seat belts on, we’d be planning four funerals if they didn’t have their seat belts on," PJ remarked.

The Andrews are self employed and they do have insurance but it will not cover the mountain of medical bills headed their way.

A  GoFund Me page is setup to help the family. You can also make donations at Traders Bank under the Andrews Family Account. Donations can be mailed to the bank located at 1602 North Main Street, P.O. Box 806, Shelbyville, Tennessee, 37162.