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Finley Bike Accident Update

KENNEWICK, Wash. - A Finley woman who was hit by a truck about a month ago is coming home two weeks earlier than expected. 

Mary Janshen is recovering from extensive injuries.  Doctors originally did not know if she would ever leave a vegetative state that she was in after being hit by a truck.  Janshen said the worst pain is in her back and that it is very difficult to move around.   

The accident happened May 9th.  She was riding a bike with her three daughters.  A truck came over the hill on South Haney Road in Finley and hit her while she was making a U-turn.  

Janshen said the hardest part of this whole accident has been being away from her daughters. She said, "I can't believe this has happened to me. I cry all the time. You know I kept thinking to myself if I had been in my driveway 10 seconds earlier or if I hadn't taken my girls for a bike ride."

Her daughters, twins, age 2 and a half and a one year old are being cared for by their grandmother.  She took an unpaid leave of absence from her job and said this entire ordeal has been extremely difficult for the family.

Donna Baker, Janshen's mother in-law said, "She was just full of life and laughed at everything.  She's going to need 24/7 care once she gets out of the therapy center is Spokane and that's going to take a lot of money."

Janshen will be continuing her therapy at Kennewick General Hospital once she returns home. 

The Janshen family is collecting donations at local stores and there is a savings account opened in her name through HAPO credit union.