'Chrisley Knows Best' star Savannah Chrisley breaks vertebrae in serious car accident

Savannah Chrisley alerted her Instagram followers that she is recovering after getting into a serious car accident on Monday that left her with a broken vertebrae.

The 19-year-old Chrisley Knows Best star posted a photo on Tuesday of her vehicle after the accident, along with a photo of herself in the hospital and an inspirational message by pastor Steven Furtick that reads: "The only way God can show us he's in control is to put us in situations we can't control."

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"The past couple of days have been some of the toughest days for me," Chrisley wrote in a lengthy caption before detailing what led to her car accident.

"My floor mat had gotten stuck behind my pedals so I looked down for a brief second to try and get it out of the way and then I realized that I was headed straight towards the guardrails," the USA network reality star explained. "I tried to over correct but it didn't help. As soon as I hit the guardrail my airbags came out and because of the airbags and seat belt the injuries weren't near as bad as they could have been."

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Todd Chrisley and Savannah Chrisley attend the Nicole Miller show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows September 2016 at The Gallery, Skylight at Clarkson Sq on September 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 30: Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2016 Savannah Chrisley competes in the evening gown competition during the 2016 Miss Teen USA Competition at The Venetian Las Vegas on July 30, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: TV personalities Savannah Chrisley (L) and Todd Chrisley attend the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA - APRIL 01: (L-R) TV personality Savannah Chrisley, producer/TV personality and TV personalities Julie Chrisley, Chase Chrisley and Lindsie Chrisley arrive at the 2016 Summer TCA Tour - NBCUniversal Press Tour at the Four Seasons Hotel - Westlake Village on April 1, 2016 in Westlake Village, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 01: (L-R) TV personalities Julie Chrisley, Savannah Chrisley, producer/TV personality Todd Chrisley, and TV personalities Chase Chrisley, and Lindsie Chrisley speak onstage during the 'Chrisley Knows Best' panel at the 2016 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village on April 1, 2016 in Westlake Village, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 16: Back row: Jonathan Cain (Board/Rock group Journey), Reality TV star Julie Chrisley, Wish Kid Levi, Reality TV star/Host Todd Chrisley, Reality TV star/Miss Tennessee USA Savannah Chrisley, Chairperson/Board David Osborn. Front row: Wish Kids Paul, Lily, Camryn, Josh, Micah, President/CEO Beth Torres attend the 2016 Make-A-Wish Stars For Wishes at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel on January 16, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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Chrisley said it felt like "at least 20 minutes" that she was "in and out of consciousness, screaming for help" before a good Samaritan came along to help her. "And then a man stopped and ran over to me and got the police my way," she recalled. "So thank you to the amazing man that stopped and helped me as everyone else was passing. I have no idea who you are but thank you. I could never repay you for your act of kindness."

I can truly say that I now FULLY understand the meaning of this quote...the past couple of days have been some of the toughest days for me. And I truly think that God has made them so difficult because I began straying away from Him and His word...I got in a car accident early Monday morning because my floor mat had gotten stuck behind my pedals so I looked down for a brief second to try and get it out of the way and then I realized that I was headed straight towards the guardrails....I tried to over correct but it didn't help. As soon as I hit the guardrail my airbags came out and because of the airbags and seatbelt the injuries weren't near as bad as they could have been. But what I do remember is going in and out of consciousness screaming for help and cars just continued to pass. It felt like I had been laying there for at least twenty minutes begging for help. And then a man stopped and ran over to me and got the police my way...so thank you to the amazing man that stopped and helped me as everyone else was passing. I have no idea who you are but thank you...I could never repay you for your act of kindness. Also...to all of you hurtful people that are saying that I deserved it and got what was coming for me...you need Jesus and I'll help by praying for you. And to all of those who are being supportive...I thank you very much. It means the world. The next month or so I will be recovering from a broken vertebrae which has caused numbness in my hands and fingers and pain all throughout my neck, back, and shoulders. While recovering physically I'm going to take time to recover spiritually and mentally as well. I want to be the best version of myself possible and that will happen. We all make mistakes...all that matters is how we learn and grow from them. I truly believe that God has used this situation to open my eyes to what is truly important in life and to put my focus back on Him in order to live the right life and be unbelievably happy. So right now I just want to say thank you again...love you all ❤️ -SFC-

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She also had a message for her critics and supporters. "To all of you hurtful people that are saying that I deserved it and got what was coming for me, you need Jesus and I'll help by praying for you," she said. "And to all of those who are being supportive, I thank you very much. It means the world."

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Chrisley added that she'll be "recovering from a broken vertebrae which has caused numbness" in her hands and fingers, as well as "pain all throughout" her neck, back and shoulders. "While recovering physically, I'm going to take time to recover spiritually and mentally as well," she wrote. "I want to be the best version of myself possible and that will happen."

She concluded, "We all make mistakes...all that matters is how we learn and grow from them."

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