Portland woman, victim of freak accident, talks to KOIN

It's a "miracle" she's even alive

The aftermath of Micki Scott's accident as seen on June 13, 2017. (Courtesy photo)
The aftermath of Micki Scott's accident as seen on June 13, 2017. (Courtesy photo)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Portland woman was vacationing in Minnesota last month when a freak accident occurred.

Micki Scott just before her accident as seen as on June 13, 2017. (Courtesy photo)
Micki Scott just before her accident as seen as on June 13, 2017. (Courtesy photo)

On May 6, Micki Scott was enjoying a birthday celebration on the patio of Punch Pizza in Wayzata when a huge tree fell on her.

“I remember it coming down and pinning me,” she told KOIN 6 News. “I can remember wiggling my toes to make sure I wasn’t paralyzed.”

Trapped under the tree, her husband Dan Scott told KOIN 6 it took a group of 20-25 people to free her before paramedics arrived her. He says it’s a miracle she’s alive. “The severity of the injuries were so huge that i didn’t think she’d survive the ordeal,” he told KOIN 6 News. “For two weeks back in Minneapolis i’d lay down at night and go to bed and lose it; All I could see was her underneath that tree.”

Micki suffered 9 broken ribs, a punctured lung and 5 fractures in the pelvic region. She was rushed to North Memorial Hospital where she was in the ICU before being moved to a long-term acute care hospital in Minnesota.

Back home, friends, family, and even strangers at places like Pizza Roma restaurant in Southeast Portland raised money to bring Micki Home. A GOFUNDME helped generate enough money to get her airlifted home on June 7th.

“There’s so much outpouring of love out there, i’m just so grateful,” said a tear-eyed Micki. She continues her recovery at Vibra Specialty hospital in Northeast Portland.

 

Micki Scott the day after her accident as seen on June 13, 2017. (Courtesy photo)