Michelle Childers is lucky to be alive after a tree branch went through her neck during a drive through the Montana countryside.
The incident occurred as Childers rode in the front passenger seat during a drive with her husband in a remote area along the Lochsa River. The couple rounded a blind curve too fast and a stray branch struck Michelle and pierced her through the neck. The couple then had to drive over an hour to a lodge to get medial attention.
In this video by Washington TV station KHQ, Childers describes an “explosion” of green and a “strange” pressure on her neck and shoulder, along with her confusion at her husband’s sudden alarm.
WARNING: Some of the images in this video are graphic.