Edmond couple recovering after being severely injured by chase suspect

EDMOND, Okla. (KFOR) – A beloved Edmond couple is recovering at dwelling right after a large-pace chase suspect crashed into their automobile throughout the pursuit.

“I recall another person stating to me, ‘Stay with us, ma’am. We’re heading to get you out of listed here,’” claimed Linda Crittenden.

The grandparents of 6 ended up driving to church on Might 29th, along Faster and Covell, when a high-pace chase suspect t-boned their car or truck. Their vehicle rolled numerous moments.

“Hearing the firemen say, ‘How do we get them out of right here?’ I’m contemplating, ‘This is truly a negative dream,’” stated Dr. Mickey Crittenden.

Dr. Crittenden, 75, was rushed to the healthcare facility. He experienced 22 broken bones.

“Three fractured vertebrae, 16 rib fractures, broken ankle, fractured foot, and a damaged collarbone,” stated the retired pediatrician. “I could bare fat on a single leg and use one arm.”

Dr. Mickey Crittenden referred to as his spouse an over-achiever. The 74-yr-aged had 29 damaged bones from the crash. Her pelvis and arms ended up damaged in many spots.

“I had 14 ribs that have been fractured and then the relaxation have been vertebrae that were being fractured,” explained Linda, a retired mental overall health specialist.

Linda spent 11 times in the healthcare facility, then 7-months in a proficient nursing facility.

“They kept telling me that I would be incredibly weak. I would at some point wander, but I in all probability would not ever walk genuine much,” she mentioned. “I just needed to do it as shortly as I could. And so [my therapist] was pretty accommodating and assisted me stand up and they allow me commence using a walker about 3 or four days afterwards.”

“It’s pretty challenging to see every single other all banged up,” reported Dr. Crittenden.

Crittenden just took off his neck brace on Friday. He ditched the wheelchair and leg braces ten days in the past.

On the other hand, that relief is nothing when compared to Linda obtaining to finally appear residence Friday.

“She’s a incredibly optimistic human being,” explained Crittenden. “That actually served her recovery.”

Now, they can enable each other recover.

“Doesn’t make any difference what we do. Every thing is a chore, but we’re just so delighted to be property. We just chuckle about it and go on,” mentioned Linda.

“Given our age, we’re probably under no circumstances be back to standard, but we get back to around usual and travel and do stuff for the grandkids. That’s ample,” said the medical professional.

“People have just cared so a great deal and that makes you sense a entire large amount superior. That’s wonderful medicine,” claimed Linda.

Linda claimed she has a extended list of individuals to write thank you notes to, nonetheless that will have to hold out. Ideal now, she just can’t seem down in her neck brace.

“I just want to, I want to thank everybody for all the prayers are claimed for us, all the variety words, contacts that we have been given because the incident. I also want to thank all the firemen, the health professionals, the nurses, occupational therapists, actual physical therapists for all accomplishing their job so very well to get us back again to our house,” mentioned the health practitioner.

Following 7 days, the Crittenden’s are celebrating their 54th wedding anniversary. They’re hoping Linda will sense well plenty of to go out and have a awesome fancy dinner.