CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - An amazing story of survival after an accident leaves a sister injured, and her brother unconscious.
It happened last night on Old Bermuda Hundred Road in Chester where despite a broken leg, the sister managed to get to the road and flag down help.
Jessica Fee is angry about what happened to her and her brother, Taylor. Up until now, he'd been unconscious with a head injury. She didn't just break her leg, but two ribs. She also has a fractured sternum. Their mom hasn't slept since getting the devastating call.
By looking at the wreckage, it's incredible anyone survived. But a beauty queen's courage may have been what saved her and her brother's life.
"He's actually starting to talk and make movement," said their mother, Suzanne Fee.
Fee said up until recently her 19-year-old son Taylor was on a breathing tube. The severity of his head injuries is unclear.
"Jessica broke her femur bone and she has a rod in her leg," said Fee.
Close family friend, Brenda White said the two siblings were returning home from dinner with their parents when they were forced off the road and into a tree.
Right at the curve atop a hill where passing is prohibited on Old Bermuda Hundred Road in Chester. But White said before they hit, Jessica saw a vehicle in the opposite direction do just that.
"She wants everybody to know that she wants someone to be held accountable for this," said White.
White said the impact knocked Taylor unconscious. Despite a broken leg and other serious injuries, Jessica crawled out of the truck and to the roadway to flag down help.
"The part she's most upset is the fact that a few cars went by and did not stop," said Fee.
Taylor is a freshman at Radford studying criminology. Jessica is this year's Miss Chesterfield County Fair. The state pageant is just over two weeks away.
"She said, 'well I guess I'm out of the pageant now' and I told her I would get her there if I have to carry her out on my shoulders," said White.
She's more worried about her brother pulling through. Their mom urges the person responsible to come forward.
"You put two kids in a very bad position that could have been avoided," said Fee.
Fee said she's thankful for all the emails and text messages from people in the Chester community, who are praying for her children's recovery.
If you have information about this crash, call Chesterfield police or Crime Solvers at 748-0660. You don't have to leave your name.