So tragic! Former Miss America contestant Cara McCollum is fighting for her life after a scary car crash in New Jersey. Cara, who now works as a news anchor, even reported on the bad road conditions outside before her devastating wreck!
This is heartbreaking! Former Miss New Jersey Cara McCollum in in critical condition after her convertible Ford Mustang flew off a wet and snowy road and into several trees, before rolling over and landing in a ditch. The blonde stunner is clinging to life at a hospital near her Margate, NJ home, and even though she was luckily wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, she still sustained serious head injuries. Read on for more about the 24-year-old’s harrowing accident.
The pageant veteran was driving on NJ’s Route 55 in Pittsgrove Township on Feb. 15 when her 2014 Ford Mustang swerved off the road and struck three different trees before ending up in a ditch. The accident left Cara with critical head trauma but it could have been so much worse if she hadn’t been wearing her seatbelt. According to a friend, she’s undergoing brain surgery on Feb. 16 and we have our fingers crossed that it goes successfully.
The story is all the more sad as in her current job as a local TV anchor for SNJ Today, which reports on news for the Southen NJ region, Cara reported numerous times on the bad weather conditions outside on President’s Day and how the rain and snow was making for poor driving conditions. It’s unbelievable that shortly after that newscast she became a victim of the dangerous road conditions herself!
Cara competed as Miss New Jersey in the 2014 Miss America competition but didn’t make the finals. She graduated in the summer of 2015 from Princeton University with a degree in English and was quickly hired by upstart SNJ. On her Facebook she posted an adorable photo Feb. 5 of being crowned “Miss SNJ” by her co-workers in honor of her birthday weekend. We’re totally pulling for Cara because she has such a bright life ahead of her.
Our thoughts go out to Cara’s friends and family during this time of crisis.