TEEN STRANDED: Rescued After Hours In Car Wreck

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One teenager is recovering in the hospital after she crashed her car in southwest Iowa and was stranded there for hours.

“It just felt so long and I was scared that no one would ever find me,” said Taylor Peatrowsky.

The 17-year-old said she lost control of the car while taking a drink of water.  She went into the ditch when the car flipped and landed in a creek.

Peatrowsky said she shouted for help but no one could hear her.  Her injuries were so bad she couldn’t get out of the freezing car.

“I found a dry sweatshirt in my car and put it over my arms and legs.  I just clenched my hands together to try to keep blood moving,” Peatrowsky said.

She stayed in her car for more than three hours until a neighbor found her.

She broke her pelvis and has several bruises from the crash. Peatrowsky will need surgery and several months of recovery time from the accident.