We sometimes forget how dangerous cars can be. The vehicles that we often consider to be everyday items are actually dangerous weapons, and what’s really terrifying is that even basic items in a car can put a person at risk. Magazines turn into blades, pens turn into spikes, and seatbelts can hold the same power as a noose.
In those moments, when a car collides with something, the force alone is enough to kill. But do you ever think about the way that you seat yourself in a vehicle? Because turns out, it’s pretty cruical.
As was the case for thirty-five-year-old Grainne Kealy, who broke every bone in her face as a consequence of the way that she was sitting when her boyfriend’s car collided with a wall. It was an incident that left her permanently changed. Now Kealy is trying to promote car safety, warning people not to do what she did.
It was just a normal day…
When Grainne Kealy, who was twenty-two at the time, went for a drive with her boyfriend in his Jeep.
Everything was going just fine.
Kealy had her legs up on the dashboard and she was loving life.
Little did she know how this would change things for her…
This one decision would change Kealy’s life forever.
Keep reading to see what happened to her…
Something went horribly wrong.
Suddenly, the Jeep hit a patch of black ice and skidded off the road, colliding with a wall at one-hundred and twenty miles per hour.
Kealy survived, but she was not left unscathed.
Because her feet were on the dashboard, she suffered horrible consequences…
Kealy didn’t usually sit like this.
“I had decided along the way that I would be more comfortable if my feet were on the dashboard. It was something I rarely did and only did that morning as I had bought a new pair of Ugg boots and knew that I wouldn’t dirty the dashboard.”
But she did on that fateful day…
And it left her wounded and broken. Because Kealy had placed her feet on the dashboard, they were forced backwards by the power of the inflating airbag.
Which meant that she broke every bone in her face.
If she hadn’t have been sitting with her feet on the dashboard, her injuries wouldn’t have been as severe.
She was quickly rushed to a hospital.
Kealy had to be recovered from the wreckage of the car and was driven to the nearest hospital.