Carrie Underwood steps up after hearing about a police officer’s life-threatening car crash Getty Images/Frazer Harrison
Getty Images/Frazer Harrison

If you’re like us and you follow all of Carrie Underwood’s social media pages, then you’d know that she’s been relatively quiet since the beginning of the new year.

Yes, the country music superstar has been sharing videos of people dancing to her newest single, “The Champion,” but she hasn’t really posted any photos of herself. That’s because she’s still healing from a horrific fall that took place on the steps outside of her Nashville home late last year.

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Carrie has a long road of recovery ahead because she not only broke her wrist in the incident, but she also had to have at least 40 stitches in her face. So she knows full well what it’s like to suffer from serious injuries.

So when the star found out that one of her childhood friends was recently involved in a life-threatening car wreck, she immediately took action to help out.

Justin Durrett, an assistant police chief in Carrie’s hometown of Checotah, Oklahoma, attended church with the star long before she found fame on “American Idol,” according to KOCO News 5. He was heading to work on Feb. 11, when his truck suddenly swerved off the road and flipped. The officer, who is also father to two children, was thrown from the truck, which then landed on top of him, according to details shared on his GoFundMe page. The accident left Justin with a broken neck, a bruised spine and numbness from the neck down. He currently remains hospitalized in intensive care.

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Knowing that the 13-year veteran of the Checotah Police Department has a long road to recovery, Carrie — who wed NHL hockey star Mike Fisher in 2010 — used her married name, Carrie Fisher, to donate a generous $10,000 to Justin’s GoFundMe account.


We have to applaud Carrie for her generosity as she continues to heal from injuries of her own. Our thoughts and prayers also go out to Justin as he recovers from his accident.

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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