Jamie Leigh "Shaken But In Surprisingly Good Spirits" Following Serious Car Accident
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NEW YORK/EWORLDWIRE/Nov. 29, 2005 --- What might have been a life-threatening accident turned into yet another test of bravery for Jamie Leigh in the early hours of the morning on Monday. Leigh and one other driver involved in yesterday's New Jersey car crash miraculously both sustained only minor injuries and are doing fine and healing.
"Jamie is very relentless," said Joseph Pecora, Leigh's doctor. "She is a fearless girl. This won't prevent her in any way from getting out there like she always does and raising awareness and offering help to animals and anyone in need This is just another thing that she will heal from. She has important work to do in this world. She's a tough little cookie, she just needs to take things a bit easy over the next few days, especially with that left arm, but she will be just fine."
The accident occurred yesterday morning while Leigh, alone in the car, was heading towards a local bookstore to complete work on upcoming projects when she was hit head-on by an oncoming vehicle. The spinning red car struck Leigh's vehicle within four seconds, causing both vehicles to bounce off of each other and land on opposite sides of the road.
Leigh's vehicle was hit at such a high speed that following the initial impact it was pushed up onto a hill on the right side of the curved road. It appeared ready to flip upside down at any given moment, but luckily the vehicle became wedged so strongly into the hill that it did not move.
Soon after, the smell of gasoline began to fill the air and Leigh was pulled from her vehicle by a man from one of the cars which had begun to line up following the crash. He helped her to the nearby grass where she then collapsed.
Despite the accident, Leigh is proving that nothing will stop her from doing what she is passionate about - helping others. Leigh's scheduled participation in New York's Ginger Bread Homes For Animals opening Thursday Dec. 1, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Dana Discovery Center, Central Park (110th and Lenox) is going forward full steam ahead. Leigh will be present, slings, bandages and all.
Leigh will reportedly be returning tomorrow morning, the 30th, to New York via train where she will spend time recovering from her accident while she participates in the week of events in Central Park. Jamie will be welcoming the public and children to write thank you cards to animals, so if you've got someone special to thank, make sure you look out for that area and meet her there! This event is to make the world aware of all of the at-risk animals, animals without homes, animals who are being abused or who have been abused in the past and need loving homes, this is your chance to come, get informed on what you can do to help and make a difference in the heart and life of one animal that very day.