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Teenager (16) is thrown out of her car in an accident - and hangs on a power line for an hour

2024-02-22T04:23:58.139Z

Highlights: Teenager (16) is thrown out of her car in an accident - and hangs on a power line for an hour. Kennedy Jean Littledike had to have his leg amputated after a serious car accident. Her entire leg was removed in five amputations. All that remained was a short stump, which she named ‘Gobi’ Even years after the accident, she only has limited use of her left arm. In contrast, a woman in the USA voluntarily decided to have her foot amputated.



As of: February 22, 2024, 5:15 a.m

By: Karolin Schaefer

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A 16-year-old loses her leg in a devastating accident.

She shares her extraordinary story on social media.

Boise – With new vitality, the American Kennedy Jean Littledike wants to encourage thousands of followers.

For example, she provides insights into her new everyday life on Instagram.

“It helped me to know that I was helping others,” the now 19-year-old told the US broadcaster

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Teenager is not wearing a seatbelt and is thrown out of the car in an accident

The accident in which she lost her leg occurred back in 2021. At that time she was only 16 years old.

At the time, she was dealing with a breakup and was in the car with friends on the way home.

A devastating mistake: she didn't wear a seatbelt.

The teenager suddenly started crying but didn't stop the car in time.

“I don’t know why I started crying again,” she said.

But she subsequently lost control of the vehicle.

The car left the road and crashed into a utility pole.

Kennedy Jean Littledike was thrown from his car in an accident and got stuck on a power line.

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The force of the impact caused the vehicle to overturn.

The young driver was thrown out of the car, thrown meters high through the air and got stuck in a power line about nine meters above the ground.

Her femur broke over the wire and was hanging in front of her face.

The main artery in her leg was disconnected from the power line, which is why she didn't bleed to death.

Teenage girl hangs from power line after accident and is only rescued after an hour

The teenager felt helpless.

“I didn’t know what to do in this situation,” she admitted to the station.

Luckily she didn't get an electric shock.

Electricity always looks for the shortest path with the least resistance to earth.

As long as there is sufficient distance from other wires, the mast or the ground, no current flows.

This also explains why birds can easily sit on such cables.

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It was only after about an hour that the rescue workers managed to free the young woman.

Because of their serious injuries, they were transported by rescue helicopter to the University of Utah Hospital.

Like her friends, she survived the accident, but her leg could not be saved.

After typical cold symptoms, a boy had to have both legs amputated.

Kennedy Jean Littledike had to have his leg amputated after a serious car accident.

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Teenager requires 21 operations after a serious car accident

Her entire leg was removed in five amputations.

All that remained was a short stump, which she named “Gobi”.

The brachial plexus, a network of nerves that connects the arms, shoulders and chest, was also severely injured in the accident.

Even years after the accident, she only has limited use of her left arm.

After seven weeks and a total of 21 operations, the now 19-year-old was able to leave the hospital.

She now wears a prosthetic leg.

In contrast, a woman in the USA voluntarily decided to have her foot amputated.

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Source: merkur

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