In 2013, Angela Sartin-Hartung was crossing York Avenue and 72nd Street when an NYPD Traffic Enforcement vehicle hit her. As a result of such accident, she suffered a traumatic brain injury, broken teeth, nerve damage, and partial hearing and vision loss.
After she woke up from a medically-induced coma at the New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell, she had no recollection of the passing of her first husband, no memories of raising her children, or of her wedding with her second husband, Jeff. She even thought that her daughter is just a toddler.
She filed a civil suit, won the case, and was awarded $2 million.
But the 55-year-old Angela said that her life right now is about making new memories.
In June this year, she will be marrying her husband, Jeff, for the second time after spending the last 5 years falling in love with him, all over again.
Angela said, her memory is still completely gone and it takes a lot of time for her to remember but her house is filled with pictures of her and Jeff. She can still remember getting married to her first husband and she wants to have those memories again, this time, with Jeff.