Rescuers were astonished to find an unconscious teen in a terrible condition after being involved in a near-fatal car crash praying to God.
On November 28 of last year, 19-year-old Broden Frolek was been involved in a near-fatal car crash. The terrible accident left him with multiple fractures and brain injuries that placed him in a coma for 11 days.
According to the report from the North Dakota Patrol, the accident happened at about 8:35 PM. The North Dakota State University student was driving his 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix westbound on Highway 11 when his vehicle veered off the road and entered the north ditch.
“The vehicle struck an approach and began to roll. The Pontiac came to rest in a slough on its top. The driver was located several hours after the crash, around 11:55 PM,” the report said.
Broden’s housemates Mason Falk and nursing student Devan Round came to look for him upon learning that he had been missing.
“Broden was north of the car about 10, 15 feet in a little spot, about 5 by 5 feet, on top of the ice, surrounded by the cattails,” Mason recalled. “It was the only bare spot all around.
Devan called 911 while checking Broden’s injuries, that was when he heard the unconscious teen uttering a prayer. Mason took some time to realize what his cousin was doing. Upon realizing that he was praying, he knelt down and prayed with him.
“He wasn’t conscious, but he was speaking. It sounded to me like Latin,” Mason said. “He was praying the ‘Our Father,’ just little bits. So I knelt down and started praying with him,” Falk recalled.
The teen’s family knew that God was with him throughout the ordeal and that He had protected Broden’s life. After a month in the hospital, the university student was able to return home and continue his recovery.
“I know by faith he was not there alone,” Broden’s mom, Tonia Frolek, tearfully said. “The fact that he was lying in the only dry area is a miracle in itself.”
The North Dakota teen has grown his faith since the day of his accident.
Before the accident, I was sometimes rude to my siblings. I was going to mass on Sundays, but it wasn’t enough,” Broden said in an interview. “Now, I pray four or five times a day, and for other people too.”
Broden doesn’t recall praying on the site of the accident, however, he knew why he was able to pray while unconscious. It was because his parents taught him since childhood that “when you’re in trouble, pray, and God will keep you safe and healthy.’”
Reference: The Christian Post