Sarah Battenfield received a phone call Wednesday night that every parent dreads.
As she was home waiting for her 15-year-old daughter to return from youth group, her cell phone rang.
On the other line was her daughter, saying that she had been involved in a serious accident and was pinned inside the vehicle.
“The kids were on their way to our house to drop her (daughter) off when (the accident) happened, so we were close,” Sarah said.
She raced to the scene and found first responders trying to free her daughter from the wreckage.
“It was horrible,” Sarah said. “She was pinned in the car underneath the dash. It was so hard not being able to help her. I just wanted her out of there.”
Her daughter was transported by air to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth along with another 14-year-old passenger.
Two other teenagers traveling in the same vehicle, the 16-year-old driver and a 15-year-old passenger, were transported by ambulance to Texas Health Stephenville.
According to a press release issued by the Stephenville Police Department, the 2005 grey Chevrolet pickup Battenfield’s daughter was traveling in was heading west on the South Loop. As the driver attempted to make a left turn, it was struck by a 2002 tan Dodge pickup driven by a 19-year-old whose name has not been released.
Battenfield’s daughter was sitting in the front passenger side of the vehicle.
“So she took the brunt of the hit,” Battenfield said.
On Thursday, Battenfield’s daughter was undergoing surgery to repair a broken femur and broken ankle.
“She has injuries to both legs,” she said, adding she has no idea when she will be released from the hospital.
The 19-year-old driver of the Dodge was also transported by ambulance to Texas Health Stephenville.
The condition of the others involved in the accident are not known.