|Gift: Savannah Peterson, 28 (left), and her family were given a 2012 Chevrolet Traverse after their only means of transportation was totalled in a fatal crash that left her and her daughter (right) severely injured|
A Michigan mother-of-four said she thought she lost everything after a fatal car crash in Saginaw left her and her 8-year-old daughter severely injured, and her family's sole form of transportation -- an SUV -- totalled. Savannah Peterson, 28, and her daughter Aniya McCall are both off their feet after the July 7 head-on crash that killed two people in the other car, MLive reports.
She said she didn't know how she would 'bounce back,' but said she received hope on July 14 when she saw a brand new 2012 Chevrolet Traverse pull up to her home. Richard 'Dick' Garber, the owner of Garber Management Group, a car dealership, heard about Peterson's situation and, having been affected by a car accident in the past, wanted to help, according to MLive. Garber called Daryl Watson, Peterson's stepfather, on Sunday and said 'I want to give her a vehicle.'
Two days later, Peterson covered her face and cried as she saw the vehicle pull up with a relative saying 'it's all yours.' 'It's kind of brought my spirits up some,' she told MLive. 'I mean, I've been really down and I'm thinking, you know, it's the end and I've lost everything and how am I going to bounce back and it's given me hope.'
|Collision: The head-on collision (pictured) left two people dead and three severely injured including Peterson, her daughter, and a 19-year-old in the other vehicle|
|Peterson (left) said she didn't know how she would 'bounce back,' but said she received hope on July 14 when she saw a brand new 2012 Chevrolet Traverse pull up to her home|
She and her daughter returned home Monday after a week of tests and recovery following the crash. Peterson, whose left leg is in a knee brace and has to remain straight to heal, used a walker and her fiancé’s arm to examine the vehicle -- estimated to cost $20,000 -- , with three rows of seats and black interior, MLive reports. Garber told the station that he met with Watson who chose from a selection of vehicles.
|Traffic: Police believe the driver of the car (a Pontiac Grand Prix) that hit Peterson's crossed the center line of traffic|
A 19-year-old was also seriously injured.