'Chrisley Knows Best's' Savannah Chrisley hurt in accident

Savannah Chrisley is recovering from a car accident Monday.

Story highlights

  • The reality star was in a crash Monday
  • She responded to her critics

(CNN)"Chrisley Knows Best" star Savannah Chrisley is grateful to be alive after breaking a vertebra in a car accident.

The 19-year-old posted a photo of herself Tuesday along with a pic of the crashed car and the quote: "The only way God can show us he's in control is to put us in situations we can't control."
"I can truly say that I now FULLY understand the meaning of this quote," she wrote. "The past couple of days have been some of the toughest days for me."
Chrisley explained that the accident happened early Monday morning after she looked down briefly to try to fix her floor mat, which was stuck behind one of the pedals. She quickly realized she was "headed straight towards the guardrails."

I can truly say that I now FULLY understand the meaning of this quote...the past couple of days have been some of the toughest days for me. And I truly think that God has made them so difficult because I began straying away from Him and His word...I got in a car accident early Monday morning because my floor mat had gotten stuck behind my pedals so I looked down for a brief second to try and get it out of the way and then I realized that I was headed straight towards the guardrails....I tried to over correct but it didn't help. As soon as I hit the guardrail my airbags came out and because of the airbags and seatbelt the injuries weren't near as bad as they could have been. But what I do remember is going in and out of consciousness screaming for help and cars just continued to pass. It felt like I had been laying there for at least twenty minutes begging for help. And then a man stopped and ran over to me and got the police my way...so thank you to the amazing man that stopped and helped me as everyone else was passing. I have no idea who you are but thank you...I could never repay you for your act of kindness. Also...to all of you hurtful people that are saying that I deserved it and got what was coming for me...you need Jesus and I'll help by praying for you. And to all of those who are being supportive...I thank you very much. It means the world. The next month or so I will be recovering from a broken vertebrae which has caused numbness in my hands and fingers and pain all throughout my neck, back, and shoulders. While recovering physically I'm going to take time to recover spiritually and mentally as well. I want to be the best version of myself possible and that will happen. We all make mistakes...all that matters is how we learn and grow from them. I truly believe that God has used this situation to open my eyes to what is truly important in life and to put my focus back on Him in order to live the right life and be unbelievably happy. So right now I just want to say thank you again...love you all ❤️ -SFC-

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"I tried to over correct but it didn't help," she wrote. "As soon as I hit the guardrail my airbags came out and because of the airbags and seatbelt the injuries weren't near as bad as they could have been."
The beauty pageant competitor, who appears with her family in the USA Network reality series, thanked an unidentified man who stopped to help her.
She also had some words for those who have both supported her and trolled her since the accident occurred.
"Also...to all of you hurtful people that are saying that I deserved it and got what was coming for me...you need Jesus and I'll help by praying for you," she said. "And to all of those who are being supportive...I thank you very much. It means the world."
Chrisley said she's experiencing pain in her back, neck and shoulders from her injury.
But she sees a higher purpose in the incident.
"I truly believe that God has used this situation to open my eyes to what is truly important in life and to put my focus back on Him in order to live the right life and be unbelievably happy," she said.