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Woman involved in Nine Mile Falls boating crash: 'Just be safe'

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NINE MILE FALLS, Wash. -

Even though she got out of the hospital Saturday, a Nine Mile Falls woman still has a long road to recovery following a boating crash.

Lindsay Mullen was out on Long Lake with her friends Tuesday night. They had their lights on, and were anchored in place. While they were out there, Lindsay heard something strange.

“She stepped up the stairs and looked out and saw a boat coming at us at a high rate of speed,” says her friend John Russell, who was sitting at the back of the boat.

She ran back inside the front cabin, and then the boat crashed into theirs.

“Lindsay was tossed around the inside the front of the boat,” Russell says.

Mullen doesn’t remember much after that. She woke up in the hospital later to find she has multiple fractures, cuts, and bruises all over her body – a pain she is still dealing with.

She says she's not mad at the person who ran into them. She says he helped her.

“I'm thankful that I'm alive and I'm going to heal up, but I'm unable to care for myself right now, unable to care for my two children. It's pretty rough but I'm thankful that I'm able to walk. I'm alive. I'm going to heal up,” she says.

She just hopes this doesn't happen to anyone else and urges people to slow down and use extra caution when boating.

“Just be safe,” she says.

The crash remains under investigation.

Mullen's friends have set up a donation account to help with her medical costs. You can go to any US bank location and donate by saying it's for Lindsay Mullen.  

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