A California car accident left supermodel Miranda Kerr in a neck brace this week. Police arrested the driver of the other car and sources indicate that the driver may be charged with reckless driving. It is not clear what circumstances led up to the accident or if the driver who crashed into Kerr's vehicle was speeding, intoxicated, or otherwise violating the law. There are also no details available as to whether the others in the car with Kerr were injured.
The model was photographed walking around wearing a neck brace the day after the accident, so it appears that her injuries were not severe. She sought treatment and underwent several MRI scans, according to a statement released by her publicist.
Seeking treatment and getting the proper tests done immediately after a car accident is an important part of determining the full extent of an injury. All too often, people mistake signs of serious whiplash or a neck injury for simple aches and pains to be expected after an accident, but often these types of injuries worsen in the days and weeks after the accident. A variety of treatments are available for neck, head, and back injuries, including traditional treatments like surgery and physical therapy as well as alternative pain relief methods like acupuncture and chiropractic care.
Ms. Kerr's spokesperson told reporters that she is in a lot of pain but that her family is glad that the injuries weren't worse. Ms. Kerr also has a young son with husband Orlando Bloom, neither of whom were in the car with her at the time of the impact.
Source: Sky News, "Miranda Kerr Left In Neck Brace After Crash," March 13, 2013.
Information about the legal remedies available to California car accident victims who suffer from back and neck injuries can be found on our website.