A woman became paralyzed on a Continental flight after she disobeyed warnings to remain seated during a turbulent flight. According to reports, the woman got up and went to the bathroom despite the warning, and was thrown to the ceiling when the plane hit turbulence.
As a result of the injury, the woman suffered a major spinal cord injury, including fractures to her C1 and C2 vertebrae. Known has a “hangman’s fracture,” she now is paralyzed from her chest down. This the same type of injury suffered by Christopher Reeves. It is unknown whether she will ever walk again.
Two other people were injured on the flight, including a passenger that suffered a torn ligament in her knee.
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