ANTM Alum Bello Sanchez Suffers Severe Injuries From Car Accident — Doctors Say It’s A ‘Miracle’ The Reality TV Star Is Alive

Bello Sanchez

Wow. This is scary.

Former America’s Next Top Model contestant Bello Sanchez survived a nearly-fatal car crash on October 19 after falling asleep at the wheel in El Lay following a string of fashion show appearances.

A representative for the model took released a statement on Monday describing the accident:

“It’s a miracle that reality TV star Bello Sanchez is alive, doctors say, following near-fatal head-injuries that he received during a car accident in metro Los Angeles. The accident occurred in the suburb of La Crescenta while Sanchez was driving home after walking in a fashion show. Sanchez was driving his Infiniti G37 when he fell asleep at the wheel due to exhaustion and over-work following an intense schedule of appearances in fashion shows in Los Angeles and Atlanta. The car was totaled and he was found lying unconscious on the ground next to the driver’s door after attempting to flee from the smoking car. Doctors say that, had the airbags not deployed, the accident would have been fatal. Sanchez’s head would have burst through the windshield. With his face covered in blood and suffering from a concussion, he was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.”


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Bello is expected to make a full recovery after suffering head abrasions and a shoulder injury:

“Sanchez has been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and anterograde amnesia, a condition that causes an inability to create new memories, though long-term memories remain intact.”

The 26-year-old, like most freelance models, doesn’t have health insurance and has set up a Go Fund Me page asking for donations in hopes of raising $30,000 to cover expenses.

He took to Twitter to share snaps of the injuries:

We’re sending well wishes to the reality TV star on his road to recovery!

[Image via Go Fund Me/WENN.]

Oct 26, 2015 4:56pm PST

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