Katy Dardzinski, the 33-year-old woman who survived when her car drove off of U.S. 422 and onto SOM Center Road, has updated Solon Patch readers on her condition.
Posting a comment on the original story about the crash, Dardzinski said that she has a long road to recovery, but she is grateful to her rescuers and glad her 3-year-old daughter, who was in the car, is fine.
I was the driver in this accident with my daughter. I'm happy to say my daughter is fine. I however had to have back surgery, received countless units of blood, fractured sternum, a broken foot & am in tremendous pain. I will be out of work for several months. I am grateful to be here and thank everyone who came to our rescue. Thank you to Solon Fire/EMS/Police. The staff here at hillcrest has taken tremendous care of me. Thank you to the doctors & nurses. My family has beem amazing with their love & support. You can never imagine something like this happening. I am blessed.
On the afternoon of Sept. 19, 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.
They were transported to Hillcrest Hospital for treatment. The police report said Dardzinski suffered "incapacitating injuries.'
Patch Reader Dan Moore said he was at the scene of the crash:
I was at the scene of the accident right after it happened and I immediately ran down to the car to check on everyone. After I saw that the mother was conscious, I went to help the little girl. I held her and comforted her until the police arrived. I've been worried since I left the scene wondering how everyone has been. I'm glad that the little one is ok and my prayers go out to you and your family in this time of healing. I wish you all the best.