Alberta: Paramedic responding to car crash later learns dying teen was her daughter

by The Canadian Parvasi

Jayme Erickson, an Alberta paramedic, on November 15 responded to a car crash outside Airdrie, Alta. It was only later that she learned that the deceased victim she attended to was her own daughter.

Speaking on the loss of her daughter, Montana, Erickson said, “She meant the world to all of us…This tragedy is not only felt here, in this community but it’s felt across the province and maybe the country.”

After getting the news of a car crash, the Airdrie paramedic reached the sight of the crash, where she treated the severely injured teen, who was then airlifted to Foothills Medical Centre. She later died while at the medical facility.

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Erikson went to her home after her shift, where the RCMP arrived and broke the news to her. The RCMP confirmed that it was Montana who had passed away in the crash as she was a passenger when the driver lost control of the vehicle on an icy stretch of road and they were struck by an oncoming truck.

“Think every first responder can relate to the pain that we’re feeling. Nobody wants to go through anything like this and I just want my baby girl’s memory to live on and I want everyone to know how much she meant to us and how much she means to all of my coworkers, ” Erickson said tearfully.

Erickson revealed that Montana’s organs were given up for donation, two of which were life-saving.

A  Go-Fund-Me page has since been made to help Erikson and her husband cover the cost of their daughter’s funeral. The page has raised over $47,000 for the family.

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