In a terrible quad bike accident that almost killed her, an American woman lost part of her arm. In September 2020, Lidia Reina, who was 19 at the time, was driving a four-person quad bike that went over a rock and flipped onto its side.
She didn’t see it in time, so the car fell over and landed on its side. Lidia’s arm was broken when she put it out to try to stop falling.
She is now 22 years old, but when she was younger, she was in danger and had to have an emergency amputation.
She said this about the terrible accident: “We weren’t going too fast, and everything was fine until we hit the rock. Suddenly, the car was on its side, and my arm was under it.
“When the car was taken off of me, I looked down and saw my purple arm hanging down. I kept asking, “Am I going to die?”
“All I could think was, “I can’t die yet, I still have too much life to live. This can’t be the end of my story.”
“I was told I would lose my arm at the hospital, but I didn’t cry or scream because all I could think about at that point was staying alive.
She went on: “I have quick reflexes because I played sports in school. I was trying to keep my head from hitting the ground by protecting it.
“My arm was broken instead. “It hurt, but everything happened so quickly that I was stunned. I could hear buzzing instead of the music coming from the radio.”
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As the bike was being lifted off of her, she looked down at her arm and said, “It looked like someone had dug a hole and put my arm in it, leaving my hand sticking out the other side.”
“At this point, I couldn’t even feel it. I hurt my own arm, and blood was coming out of it.
“I couldn’t believe what was happening. I’d never even been in a car accident before. “I kept wondering if I was going to die. Things were hard for the woman from Phoenix, Arizona, USA, after the surgery.
She was put in a bad place, and she even told her boyfriend Moises to leave her and find “someone who could hug him properly.”
Moises stayed with her, though, and the next year he asked her to be his wife. In November 2022, they finally got married.
Now, she can even see the good things that came out of what happened. She told me: “I didn’t know what to do with myself when I first got home from the hospital.
“But my now-husband and God helped me get through it, and I’m a lot more sure of myself now.
“You won’t ever catch me putting myself down again. I don’t say anything bad about myself.