Mother talks about daughter's road to recovery after deadly Feb. wreck

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - For the past 29 days, Dawn Hancock has spent everyday in the intensive care unit with her daughter, Brittney Hancock.

"I have been here from day one and won't leave until she does," Dawn Hancock said.

Hancock says with each passing day she has faith that her 18-year-old daughter gains the ability to do the things she once did before the horrific February accident.

The crash claimed the life of 19-year-old Megan Corbett and left two other teens, Kristin Hunt and Glenn Chris III, injured along with Brittney Hancock who remains in critical condition.

Hunt and Chris have since been released from the hospital.

"She is not able to walk talk or feed herself she stood up for the first time the day before yesterday so that was exciting to see," Dawn Hancock said.

Hancock says her daughter's journey is far from over and she has no time frame of when her daughter will be able to come home.

"She shattered her spleen, she has four broken ribs, broken nose, check bones, broken eye bones, femur and a broken leg," Hancock said.

According to the police report, none of the teens were wearing seat belts. Hancock says that could have lessoned her daughter's injuries.

"I hope all these kids out there realize the importance of wearing a seat belt that's my main thing hopefully this opens yall's eyes," Hancock said.

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