Creator couple Kristin and Marcus Johns are both recovering from surgery after being hit head-on by a car while out bicycling.
“Last night, Marcus and I were both in a horrible bicycle accident,” Kristin told fans in a tearful Instagram update (below). “A man going extremely fast hit us head-on and he fled the scene. My femur is snapped in half and I had surgery this morning. Marcus’s lower leg is broken.”
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Jesus saved our lives last night. Please keep us in your prayers – my femur is broken and marcus’s leg is broken as well. We both had surgery this morning. I am thankful to have you guys who I know love us & have faith so please just lift us up & praise Jesus for saving us. I am thankful that we are alive.
Marcus also posted an update on Instagram (below), writing that the two of them were riding in a bike/pedestrian lane in a residential neighborhood when they saw a man “driving erratically and swerving towards us.” Being struck knocked Marcus unconscious, but “Kristin said we flew about 50 feet from the impact,” he wrote.
He added that the two were able to see one another before heading into their respective surgeries, “and I am so glad she is safe.”
Both are facing a long road to recovery. Marcus said doctors anticipate it will take about four months of healing before they’re able to walk normally again.
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Me and @kristinjohns are ok! Nothing is official yet, but this is what we think has happened: We were on the far side of the road with other bikers and pedestrians. It is a residential neighborhood with multiple stop signs and speed bumps back to back over a short distance. I look down the road and heard an engine revving all the way up and it seemed like in the moment the guy was trying to hit us on purpose. I said to Kris “what is this guy doing!?” He was driving erratically and swerving towards us. I tried to swerved out of the way but he just followed us to hit us. I blacked out until I got to the hospital. So after I don’t know what really happened. Sadly Kristin was fully conscious and had to watch me unresponsive on the concreate till ambulance arrived for us. Kristin said we flew about 50 feet from the impact. When I woke up and was trying to explain what happened, and I didn’t think people would believe me that I was convinced he was trying to actually kill us. But now it wall makes sense if the robbery and police pursuit is officially confirmed. Anyways, scary stuff. We are better now but please keep us in your prayers. We love you all. Me and kris got to see each other briefly today before going into our surgery and I am so glad she is safe. To friends and family, sorry if we don’t respond to you all now, it is hard to keep up with all of those reaching out (which is of course an amazing blessing to have!) praise Jesus. He has a plan for you and after today me and Kristin were totally reminded of this. Surviving this was nothing short of a miracle.
The duo (who are longtime lifestyle creators with hundreds of thousands of subscribers on their individual YouTube channels and a shared channel) thanked fans for supporting them, and said they felt Jesus had a hand in keeping them safe.
“Jesus saved our lives last night. Please keep us in your prayers,” Kristin wrote. “I am thankful to have you guys who I know love us & have faith so please just lift us up & praise Jesus for saving us. I am thankful that we are alive.”
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