OMAHA, Nebraska (KETV) — A Nebraska father received the miracle of his life after discovering that his daughter was alive after police told him she had died in a car accident.
Hannah Wadiso, 18, had just graduated from high school on May 28. The next day she asked her father Tesfaye Ailbe if she could go out with friends. He agreed, but his intuition told him something wasn’t right.
Ailbe even went looking for his daughter and her friends, but he returned home when he couldn’t find them.
Hours later, Ailbe got the phone call every parent dreads. He was told that Wadiso was in a serious car accident and was in ‘bad shape’.
Ailbe rushed to the scene of the accident but was told by a police officer that his daughter was dead – killed by a car that rolled on top of her.
Ailbe said he fell to his knees, crying and praying. But two hours later, he received a miracle when he was told that his daughter was actually alive but in critical condition in the hospital.
After days in the hospital, Wadiso opened her eyes. The crash crushed her pelvis, but doctors believe she will recover with time.
The family says they are not working full-time to care for Wadiso and their other child with special needs. Still, they are thankful that they only have to worry about recovery and medical bills, rather than planning a funeral.
Two people were killed in the crash and a total of 20 people were taken to hospital. Police identified the women who died as 20-year-old Emily Siebenhor and 22-year-old Edith Hermosillo.
“The other two didn’t get this chance, you’re the lucky one,” Ailbe recalled to his daughter. “God is good.”
According to a police report, the 18-year-old driver who caused the crash was traveling at a speed of 90 miles per hour and tested positive for marijuana. He only has a learning permit and no driver’s license.
The driver, identified as Kyvell Stark, was charged twice manslaughter and twice drunk driving with serious bodily injury. He is being held in Lancaster Community Corrections on a $50,000 bond. He could face up to 46 years in prison if convicted.
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