Student gets diploma despite car accident
From this graduation season comes a story of perseverance. About a week before getting her diploma Thursday, a severe car accident threatened the life of a Madera High School teen.
Chayla Wiggers survived major injuries but is still recovering. Memories of the crash are as fresh to her as her wounds.
“Crazy; they said it was insane that I was alive. They were actually shocked,” she said.
On June 1, the car she was in crashed into a guardrail along Avenue 9. Others inside escaped unscathed, but rescuers had to pull her out using the jaws of life...