Twins can cel­e­brate mile­stone to­gether

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Erica Murree

THREE months af­ter a sin­gle ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent Dyl­lan Car­ley is back on light du­ties with the Green Army at Mary­bor­ough

On Mon­day April 11, the Biggen­den woman was lucky to sur­vive an ac­ci­dent on the Mary­bor­ough-Biggen­den Rd on her way home from work on the Eli Ck Up­per Reach land man­age­ment.

Dyl­lan was trapped in her car for more than two hours

She said the ac­ci­dent hap­pened around 2.30pm and the first re­sponse was 3.02pm.

“I was later told my ve­hi­cle had de­bris all over it and was hard to see from the road,” she said.

Dyl­lan had tried to phone for help but found she had no ser­vice on her mo­bile.

Mirac­u­lously Sharon Bar­rett was also on her way home from work.

The Brooweena res­i­dent said there were some skid marks on the road that hadn’t been there the day be­fore.

“I know the dif­fer­ence be­tween loony skid marks to ac­ci­dent marks,” she said.

“I also caught out the cor­ner of my eye a 20cm by 10cm red piece of some­thing.”

What she found when she turned around and went back was Dyl­lan’s red car cov­ered in tree branches and grass.

Sharon was also greeted with the sound of the wind­screen wipers screech­ing on the rear win­dow.

“I still have night­mares from that sound,” she said

“When the road work­ers came along I got them to rip them off.”

Dyl­lan doesn’t re­mem­ber much of the ac­ci­dent but ended up with six bro­ken ribs, three frac­tures of her pelvis and par­tial col­lapsed lung.

Twin sis­ter Ash­leigh said when she got the phone call every­one jumped in their cars and fol­lowed each other down the road.

“No one thought to grab any extra clothes,” she said Dyl­lan was air-lifted to Nam­bour. Dur­ing those early days in hos­pi­tal what was on their minds was they didn’t think they would get to cel­e­brate their 21st birth­day to­gether nine days later

The fam­ily wanted to call their party off but Dyl­lan was de­ter­mined to at­tend even if it was on crutches.

“I’m tough like my grand­mother,” she said.

“But I couldn’t have a drink as I was on heavy med­i­ca­tion.” Dyl­lan’s bones are still mend­ing. She said her lit­tle sis­ter has been like a mother hen and has taken good care of her.

As a thank you to Care­flight Dyl­lan is go­ing to give them a do­na­tion.

“They de­serve some­thing for help­ing me,” she said.

PHOTO: ERICA MURREE

SPE­CIAL BOND: Dyl­lan Car­ley (left) and twin sis­ter Ash­leigh didn't think they would get to cel­e­brate their 21st birth­day to­gether af­ter Dyl­lan was in­volved in a car ac­ci­dent.

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