New Mexico: EMT driving ambulance when hit by drunk driver had her legs broken in 20 places; now her college fund is being built by cans of Dr. Pepper

Fate, destiny, luck — call it what you like, circumstances beyond her control have played a major role in Vanessa Carrillo’s life over the past few months.
SANTA FE, NM — First, the 19-year-old EMT was severely injured in December when the ambulance she was driving was hit head-on by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 25. Her legs were broken in 20 places in the crash, and there were another 15 fractures in the bones of her face. The teen’s body was so traumatized in the accident — which claimed the life of the intoxicated driver who hit her — that doctors put her in a medically induced coma while they worked to repair her.


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