(KUTV) — A Utah teenager, who had both her legs amputated after a car crash in Cache County last summer, got a new car that will help her drive again.
Sarah Frei was on her way home from Bear Lake in July with friends when a drunk driver hit the car she was in.
She spent two and a half weeks in the ICU and went through 20 surgeries, including a double leg amputation. After 75 days in the hospital and over 70 hours of therapy, she remained positive.
Her resilience even gained national attention from her favorite country singer, Russell Dickerson, who in December announced that he collaborated with Chevrolet to gift her a 2021 Chevy Traverse, fully equipped to accommodate her needs.
Just in time for the 18th birthday, Frei picked up her brand new car.
BraunAbility, a manufacturing company specializing in wheelchair accessible vehicles and lifts, customized the Traverse, including a transfer seat base which allows for a more comfortable ride as well as the ability to control vehicle functions with the click of a button – all without taking her hand off the steering wheel.