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FHS teen survives crash
Outpouring of support felt from fellow Farragut High School students, athletes

As Bryanna Reveiz recovers from a horrific car accident April 17, her classmates and other friends at Farragut High School gave visual evidence of their support and sympathy.

“You could see the outpouring of that when they had a banner that all the kids were signing the other day at lunch in the Commons,” said David Moore, FHS teacher who has coached Reveiz as head of the Lady Admirals’ volleyball program. “She’s a good person who I think everybody at school really likes.”

Gayle Reveiz, Bryanna’s mother, said “there’s been an outpouring, Farragut High School has been tremendous.”

The 17-year-old’s condition — listed as stable according to officials at The University of Tennessee Medical Center as of press deadline early Tuesday morning, April 22 — fluctuated between critical and serious in roughly the first 48 hours after the one car accident last Thursday morning.

“She’s in a lot of pain, of course, but she is alive and she’s going to make it,” Gayle said. “It’s traumatic — but we’re thankful and we’re grateful and God is good because He always rescues us. That’s what he’s doing, over and over and over, with Shane [son that survived an emergency heart surgery earlier this year] and now with Bryanna.”

Bryanna, a junior, lost control of her 2003 LandRover and crashed into a tree heading east on Boyd Station Road last Thursday morning, said Martha Dooley of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

Dooley also said Reveiz “was wearing a seat-belt,” adding that “investigators say drugs or alcohol were not a factor.” She was transported by LifeStar helicopter to UT.

Gayle said wearing a seat belt “saved her life.”

Bryanna’s recovery time from head and facial injuries and broken bones would take “a year,” Gayle said, adding, “She will be well in a year.”

Gayle said the initial KCSO report indicating the vehicle’s airbag deployed was incorrect. “That’s why she has so many facial injuries. … possibly some airbags came out from the side. … but it did not come out from her steering wheel,” she said.

The mother also wished to clarify published reports indicating her daughter may have fallen asleep at the wheel. “That’s not true,” Gayle said. “What happened was, she hit her head and was knocked out, and then came to.”

Bryanna is the daughter of Fuad Reveiz, former UT and NFL record-holding placekicker, and the sister of Shane and Nick Reveiz, both UT student-athletes on the Volunteers football team.


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