Her ankles are broken. Her legs are broken. Her hips are broken. Her brain is so swollen doctors can’t even lie her down to do surgery.
Linda Millett, 30, remains at Boston Medical Center, where she has been hospitalized since the July 4 crash in Middleboro that killed her boyfriend of two years, and sent her son, Evan, to the hospital. Millett still is in critical condition, two weeks later. The driver of the pickup who caused the crash also died.
Her mother, Sandra Millett, said she is in the same condition as when first responders first pulled her from the mangled, upside down car on the evening of July 4.
“It would have to be a miracle itself, a pure miracle for her to come back,” Millett said Thursday. “She just got hit too hard.”
The crash occurred about 6:30 p.m. that Wednesday night. A wrong-way driver, who police said was driving 87 mph in the wrong lane of Route 105, drove head-on into the car that carried Millett, her son, and her boyfriend, Chris Backman, who was killed.
“They never had a chance to get out of the way,” said Sandra Millett, 52, who said she hasn’t been able to watch any of the news on the crash.
Police are awaiting toxicology reports from the autopsy on Patrick Adams, 27, the Plympton driver who slammed into her car.
Millett lived in the same Middleboro apartment with her 30-year-old daughter and grandson, Evan Tyler, who Millett said suffered a serious gash across his head and neck.
He was rescued from the overturned car by a passerby and released from Children’s Hospital in Boston two days after the crash. The boy is staying for now with his father in New Hampshire.
“He tells me, ‘Nana, I remember the car rolling over,’” Millett said. “He was awake during the whole thing.”
Millett is looking to set up a trust for her grandson and to pay for hospital bills, which she estimates could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
She is scared. Not from the looming debt, but for the phone call that could come anytime , saying it’s all over. Or for who her daughter will be if she wakes up.
“I’m just praying to God that she’ll make it,” Millett said.
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