KELLEE Fogg knows how lucky she is to be alive.
Kellee, 29, was involved in the fatal accident on Shute Harbour Road on June 10 that claimed the life of a man who was working on Lindeman Island.
She remembers seeing a car's headlights coming towards her and thinking that the driver would correct. But the lights just kept coming and the car ran straight into her Subaru Forrester.
“I remember the car coming towards me but I don't remember the impact,” she said. “All of it happened in a split second.”
She was distressed to find out the day after the accident that the other driver had died.
Kellee was transported by RACQ helicopter to Mackay Base Hospital with suspected spinal injuries, but she was released two days later diagnosed with a bruised kidney and a broken ankle.
This week, she returned to work part-time at Whitsunday Law in Cannonvale where she is a solicitor.
Kellee is still nursing the broken ankle, which is in plaster, and is still on crutches, but she is glad that life is starting to return to normal.
This was the first time that she had ever been involved in a car accident – and Kellee does not want a repeat experience.
“It was the first and the last, I hope,” she said this week.
On the night of the accident, Kellee remembers some of the people who helped her at the scene, including a couple named Mark and Hayley who were travelling behind her.
They called her husband, Paul, who arrived at the scene with their 22-month old son, Sam.
Mark and Hayley were very supportive and Kellee would like to thank them but she does not know who they are.
Kellee, who has spent most of her life in the local area and grew up in Proserpine, said the local community had been very supportive since the accident.
She also said her husband Paul had also been fantastic and she thanked RACQ and the medical staff who treated her.
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