A Colorado woman stranded in a car on Monday will lose her feet as a result of her injuries. Kristin Hopkins' family had a spokesman give a brief statement regarding her status.
The Gazette reports that Hopkins' car crashed last Tuesday. Her 2009 Chevrolet Malibu veered off to the right-side of the road. She hit several trees and fell down an embankment before rolling over repeatedly and landing on its top. Hikers found her Sunday just below U.S. Highway 285 through Red Hill Pass. Colorado State Police confirmed that the woman was coherent and responsive after being trapped inside a vehicle for six straight days.
It was learned that the woman who was stranded in the car wrote pleas for help on an umbrella. She worked the umbrella through a broken window so she could make herself more visible, but it took five days before anyone would realize she was in need of help. When she was finally discovered, people who went to investigate the situation thought there was a dead body inside the car and called authorities. She was found critically injured and extremely dehydrated.
After she was flown to St. Anthony Hospital in Denver, she was placed in critical condition. Soon after, doctors determined that Hopkins will lose her feet after going through such a traumatic ordeal.
Hopkins was listed as missing after she disappeared in late April. She might not sound like so lucky considering she was a woman stranded in a car and will now lose her feet, but she could have easily died -- as authorities have stated.