Twins can celebrate milestone together
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.
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.