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Mother: Teen still not walking after Boise crash

When she arrived at the hospital, she learned her daughter Alex Martinez was one of the spectators struck when a driver leaving a car show lost control of his vehicle and plowed into a crowd of spectators. (KBOI Staff Photo)

Esther Saldivar says her daughter called her screaming saying she was hit by a car. Saldivar thought they had been in a car accident.

When she arrived at the hospital, she learned her daughter Alex Martinez was one of the people struck when a driver leaving a car show lost control of his vehicle and plowed into a crowd of spectators.

The 17-year-old has many injuries and can't walk on her own.

"I almost lost my daughter that day." Saldivar said. "You know, that's the worst phone call you can you receive."

Martinez, her boyfriend and four of her friends were hurt when Porsche came up onto the sidewalk. They were at the very front of the crowd and were the first to get hit.

Martinez only remembers seeing the Porsche and then waking up on the ground.

"When I saw what kind of event it was and there were families there, speed shouldn't have even been a factor there coming around that corner," Saldivar said. "There was no reason for it."

Martinez is in so much pain she has to be carried from one room to the next. Saldivar said the doctors originally thought her daughter had a fractured femur, but realized what they were seeing was an immense amount of bruising.

Saldivar says her daughter can't sleep and often just sits in her room and cries. She says she can see symptoms of post traumatic stress already setting in.

"When I brought her home from the hospital yet being on the freeway she was having an anxiety attack because the cars were going too fast," said Saldivar.

Martinez said the one thing she wants people to know is that these types of things should not be done on public streets.

On Wednesday night Saldivar called an ambulance to take her daughter back to the hospital. She says that Martinez was in a lot of pain and her medication didn't seem to be working.

She says her daughter has since seen a specialist who had ordered an MRI to be done on Monday.

One week after the accident Martinez's upper body is starting to feel better, but her lower body does not seem to be healing as quickly. They hope the MRI will help them better understand her injuries and the road to recovery.


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