Shannon Broome, 15, of Jacksonville, Florida, was home in bed recovering from a deadly SUV accident when an SUV plowed through the wall of her bedroom just after midnight Tuesday morning and pinned her against a wall, re-breaking the same leg that was shattered in a June accident that killed four of her friends. Broome also suffered a broken pelvis, broken wrist and multiple broken ribs in Tuesday’s accident, according to her family’s attorney, Eric Block.
The driver of the SUV, 19-year-old Jacksonville resident Steven Nicholas Bryant, was allegedly looking at his cell phone when he veered off the road and plowed through a chain-link fence before hitting the house, according to the Jacksonville Sherriff’s Office report. Bryant has been cited for careless driving.
Broome was previously injured in a June wreck in which the SUV in which she was riding blew a tire and rolled over on Interstate 295, killing four teenagers and injuring four others, including Broome, who was ejected from the vehicle. A 15-year-old was at the wheel—illegally—in the June accident.