YouTube stars and faith-filled Christians Marcus (27) and Kristin (24) Johns took to social media this week sharing the news of a “horrible” hit-and-run accident they were in last Monday.
“Jesus saved our lives last night. Please keep us in your prayers. My femur is broken and Marcus’ leg is broken as well. We both had surgery this morning,” Kristin captioned her video post. “I am thankful to have you guys who I know love us and have faith so please just lift us up and praise Jesus for saving us. I am thankful that we are alive.”
The pair were struck and thrown 50 feet while riding their bikes in Los Angeles. Each suffered bone fractures and required surgery.
“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’ lower leg is broken,” Kristen shared from her hospital bed.
“Marcus, who launched to stardom on Vine before switching to YouTube, explained on Instagram that the pair had been biking on a trail with other cyclists and pedestrians when a car came flying recklessly toward them,” People reported.
“It seemed like in the moment the guy was trying to hit us on purpose. He was driving erratically and swerving towards us. I tried to swerve out of the way but he just followed us to hit us,” Marcus stated.
“The car that hit us was apparently part of a burglary and was trying to run from the cops and so we think that the car hit us on purpose to try to get the cops’ attention away from him so he could get away,” Marcus added.
Now in recovery with both projected to be walking normally again within four months, the Johns are declaring their survival a miracle.
“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,” Marcus declared.
Kristen affirmed, “Jesus saved our lives and there’s no question about that… This is an extremely traumatic experience, but I just wanted to keep you guys updated… just keep us in your prayers.”