A Canadian paramedic unknowingly treated her own daughter after a car crash in Alberta, only to find out afterwards it was her daughter, who later died.
The paramedic, Jayme Erickson, was called to the scene of a car accident in rural Airdrie, Alberta, on Nov. 15, when two teenagers had been injured after their car collided with a truck when they were driving home from walking the dog.
Erickson treated a seriously injured teen girl as she was extracted from the car and taken to hospital.
The girl’s injuries were too severe to be recognized.
Erickson then returned home after her shift that day and was told by the police that her daughter had been in a car accident.
When she rushed to the hospital, she found out that the patient was her 17-year-old daughter, Montana.
Montana died three days later on Nov. 18.
“My worst nightmare as a paramedic has come true,” Erickson wrote on her Facebook.
“The pain I am feeling is like no pain I have ever felt, it is indescribable,” she wrote. “The critically injured patient I had just attended to, was my own flesh and blood. My only child. My mini-me.”
“What would you have become, my baby girl? Who would you have been?“, she wrote.
Local media reported the driver of the car and the passenger on the truck survived, according to the Washington Post.
Police are investigating the crash.
“She was a fighter and she fought until the day that she died and she was beautiful,” Erickson told reporters on Tuesday Nov. 22.
Erickson said her daughter was an avid swimmer who hoped to attend law school, adding thatshe had been able to give “one last gift” by donating her organs to help others