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Bridge Crash Survivor Is Home From Hospital And Recovering

Katy Dardzinski, 33, is home from the hospital after she blacked out and her car plunged off of the side of U.S. 422 on Sept. 18

Solon resident Katy Dardzinski is home from the hosptial and recovering two-and-a-half weeks after her car plunged off the side of U.S. 422 and landed on SOM Center Raod.

Dardzinski, who blacked out while driving on Sept. 18, said she doesn't know why she lost consciousness but she is glad she didn't hurt anyone. Her 3-year-old daughter was in the car with her at the time, but was strapped into a child seat.

"I don't know why I blacked out while driving but am so incredibly thankful that I didn't hurt anyone, including my daughter," she said in a comment on Solon patch.

She added:

"It's truly a miracle that I didn't hit anyone on the road. I can handle any injuries that come my way but would have been devastated if anybody else was hurt. I have much faith in God and I know he was watching over us that day. Thanks so very much for all the prayers, they are helping."

Dardzinski received treatment and surgery at Hillcrest Hospital, and thanked the healthcare staff there for treating her well.

At about 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 18, Dardzinski was driving east on U.S. 422 when she blacked out and lost control of her car. The car travelled between the two bridges over SOM Center Road, and launched off of the hill, flying into a guardrail on Route 91 below.

Shaw said it's a miracle that no one was driving on SOM Center Road, and credited Dardzinski for properly securing her daughter in a car seat. That probably saved the girls life.

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