Shelby Pagan, 25, is an ER nurse. She lives in Boston.
Roughly nine months ago she got into a car accident, but she has made a full recovery.
"I’m a very lucky woman!" she told BuzzFeed News in an email.
She took the selfie following the accident for her mom and the police.
"I took a selfie after my accident to send to my mother who was worried and in case police would need it for evidence in the future," Pagan said.