A paramedic provided first aid to a victim in serious condition, not knowing it was her own daughter. Jayme Erickson discovered the sad coincidence only hours later when he received the news of her death.
The incident occurred on November 15, north of Calgary, Canada, according to the People website. She was transiting through the lane when she saw the accident and realized that a passenger was trapped, with serious injuries.
She stayed close to the car and took care of the victim until the medical teams called in arrived at the scene. The paramedic was unaware that the passenger involved was her 17-year-old daughter, Montan.
According to Jayme, the young woman was unrecognizable due to the severity of her injuries.
“Jayme was unknowingly keeping his own daughter alive,” explained Richard Reed, a paramedic and friend of Erickson’s, at a press conference on Wednesday.
He added that the paramedic administered the treatment to buy time for the victim’s family to say goodbye.
Upon returning home, she was met by the Canadian police, who gave her the devastating news of her daughter’s death.
“She was a fighter and she fought until the day she died. She was so beautiful. When she tried hard for something, she always succeeded,” said Erickson, emotionally during the interview.
“We are overwhelmed with grief and absolutely devastated. The pain I am feeling is like no pain I have ever felt, it is indescribable,” Erickson added on a GoFundMe page created by family friend Lindsay Sandalack.
The seriously injured patient I just saw was my own flesh and blood. My only daughter. My daughter, Montana. Her injuries were so horrible, I didn’t even recognize her. [Depois,] I was taken to see my daughter and was told that she did not resist. I will cherish the memories we made and the time we spent together. I’m broken, I lost a piece of me.