MONTCALM COUNTY, Mich. – Lana Houghton was shoveling snow Thursday from her driveway at her Six Lakes area home when trouble came barreling down M-66.
An out-of-control pick-up truck hit her Thanksgiving day, sending her flying 40 feet through the air before coming to a rest underneath a nearby tree.
“I thought I was going to die…I did,” Houghton, 70, told FOX 17 News from her bed at Blodgett Hospital. “Everything just hurt me terrible. I prayed to God and asked him to forgive all my sins.”
She is being treated for various injuries including a broken leg which has seven different fractures, four broken ribs and a broken collar-bone along with a fractured vertebra in her neck. The Montcalm County woman also suffered bumps and bruises all over her body.
“It is amazing,” said Houghton’s daughter LaShelle Greene. “My mom got hit by an F250 and she is smiling today … We have been saying God is keeping her around just to torment us.”
Houghton will have a lengthy stay in the hospital. The next step is rehab but before that, she says, “I want to go to McDonalds!”
Apparently everyone has something to be thankful for.
Michigan State Police are still investigating the accident and no chrages have been filed at this time.