A Russian beauty queen says she is “doomed to a wheelchair” after her claiming her carpool driver fell asleep and collided with a truck.
Evgenia Smetanina, 30, reportedly suffered clinical death in the head-on crash, and says she is now “disgusted to look at myself”.
Runner-up in the Beauty of Russia pageant in 2017, Evgenia injured her spine and has posted online that she fears she will never walk again.
She also suffered head, face and lung wounds, as well as injuries to both collarbones, arm fractures, and a broken leg.
Her accident in a Ford Transit was more than a month ago but she can only now use one hand to post about the horrific smash.
She said: “The head-on collision with a truck was the last thing I saw – death was quick, I was only hurting for 15 seconds.
“Then unknown people got my body out of the mangled vehicle. They (also) thought I was already dead.
“I lay on the ground for about 40 minutes.”
She was then rushed to intensive care where her life was saved.
“It was a long time before I came to my senses,” she continued.
“My condition is bad, there is a tube in my lung, my whole body is broken.”
The 20 year old driver of the minibus – who she calls a “failed killer” – suffered only light injuries and is visiting her in hospital and “trying to help”.
He collided with a truck after “falling asleep at the wheel” in the Borisov district of Belarus, according to reports.
During the drive she had earlier “screamed” several times as he overtook, she alleged.
In pictures posted after the accident she says she is disgusted to look at herself and “doomed to a wheelchair”.
She is now in a Minsk hospital where she has had two major surgeries with more to come.
A witness to the accident said: “The driver of Ford was conscious. There was a young woman passenger with him.
“She was seriously hurt, with a suspected broken spine.”
Her smashed vehicle is shown as a Pony Express Ford Transit which she claimed was her ride from Moscow to Minsk – a journey of 445 miles.
She was travelling to see her sister who had undergone spinal surgery.