A woman was scraped so badly during a car crash that her heart became visible through her chest, her father said.
Authorities have not named the 20-year-old woman who was injured when her boyfriend lost control of his car, crashed through a fence, and hit a house in Harris County, Texas on Tuesday.
The woman’s father told ABC 13 that his daughter’s chest was severely scraped by pieces of wood from the smashed fence.
He said her injuries were so bad he could see her heart and claimed his daughter’s boyfriend worked to keep the woman alive until medics arrived.
She was airlifted to the hospital and is expected to survive her injuries, according to KHOU 11.
Witnesses said another vehicle was seen speeding next to the couple’s car before the crash.
The 20-year-old woman’s boyfriend said he was hit by the other car, but police are investigating other possible reasons for the crash.
Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Dashana Cheek-McNeal said police are: ‘Trying to see if this was indeed a racing incident or if he just lost control and went off the roadway.’
There were reportedly three people inside the house at the time of the crash, but none of them were injured, according to authorities.