The Canadian paramedic unknowingly treated his daughter in a fatal accident

CALGARY, Alberta — A Canadian paramedic who unknowingly treated his own daughter after a fatal vehicle crash broke down in tears as he remembered a beautiful girl who fought to the end.

Jayme Erickson was called to a crash in north Calgary on Nov. 15 and was riding with a critically injured girl who was freed from the car and taken to hospital where she died. He was unrecognizable due to his injuries.

It wasn’t until Erickson got home at the end of the day and was met by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who told her the patient was her 17-year-old daughter, Montana.

Erickson shared her grief with reporters late Tuesday, describing her daughter as successful in whatever she set her mind to, an avid swimmer who wanted to be a lawyer.

“She was a fighter and she fought until the day she died and she was beautiful. It was so beautiful. If you ever put effort into something, it’s always going to work out,” Erickson said at the Airdrie firehouse with his family, paramedics, police and firefighters behind him in a show of support.

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Richard Reed, a friend and air paramedic, repeatedly failed to recount that Erickson was at the scene where a car lost control and was hit by an oncoming truck.

Reed said the driver was able to get out of the car, but the female passenger was trapped with serious injuries. Erickson was the first person on the scene. He said Erickson knew the girl was in trouble and sat there until she was freed and airlifted to the hospital, but still didn’t know who it was.

“On the way back, he expressed his sorrow and disappointment to his partner, knowing that later a family would probably lose a daughter, a sister and a granddaughter. Shortly after arriving home, there was a knock on the door. It was the RCMP,” Reed said.

“Entering the room he was horrified to find the girl he had been sitting with in the back of the crumpled vehicle and kept her alive so the family could say goodbye and unrecognizable from her injuries, she was Jayme’s own. daughter,” he added. “Jayme unknowingly kept her own daughter alive.”

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