Horrific injuries suffered by girl hit in Charlottesville

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  • WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT 
  • Natalie Romero, 20, was one of 35 people injured after a car plowed into a crowd at a white nationalist rally on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Romero, a University of Virginia sophomore, was a counter-protester against the supremacist groups marching
  • She suffered a small skull fracture and multiple injuries to her face
  • Her mother, Ericka Chaves, has started a GoFundMe to help raise money to cover medical expenses 
  • Police said 20-year-old James Alex Fields, Jr, took dead aim at the counter-protesters with his car, slamming into them
  • Fields was arrested a short time later and charged with second degree murder 

By Mary Kekatos For Dailymail.com

Published: 19:00 EDT, 13 August 2017 | Updated: 19:01 EDT, 13 August 2017

Horrifying images have emerged of the injuries suffered by a Houston woman after she was one of several plowed into by a car at a white nationalist rally on Saturday. 

Natalie Romero, 20, from Texas, is currently recovering in a hospital in Virginia. She suffered a small skull fracture and multiple injuries to her face.

Romero, a University of Virginia sophomore, was a counter-protester against the supremacist groups marching in Charlottesville against the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee.

Horrifying images have emerged of the injuries suffered by a Houston woman (pictured) after she was one of several plowed into by a car at a white nationalist rally on Saturday
Horrifying images have emerged of the injuries suffered by a Houston woman (pictured) after she was one of several plowed into by a car at a white nationalist rally on Saturday

Horrifying images have emerged of the injuries suffered by a Houston woman (pictured) after she was one of several plowed into by a car at a white nationalist rally on Saturday

Natalie Romero, 20 (pictured), from Texas, is currently recovering in a hospital in Virginia. She suffered a small skull fracture and multiple injuries to her face
Natalie Romero, 20 (pictured), from Texas, is currently recovering in a hospital in Virginia. She suffered a small skull fracture and multiple injuries to her face

Natalie Romero, 20 (pictured), from Texas, is currently recovering in a hospital in Virginia. She suffered a small skull fracture and multiple injuries to her face

Romero (pictured), a University of Virginia sophomore, was a counter-protester against the supremacist groups marching in Charlottesville against the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee
Romero (pictured), a University of Virginia sophomore, was a counter-protester against the supremacist groups marching in Charlottesville against the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee

Romero (pictured), a University of Virginia sophomore, was a counter-protester against the supremacist groups marching in Charlottesville against the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee

Romero told KHOU11 that she was physically hit by the car as it drove into the crowd, killing one and injuring 35, including her.

She said she isn't sure if she will be physically able to attend the first day of classes when they begin later this month.

'A lot of back pain and neck pain. Just a lot of bruises. I think when fell, I bit my lip. And so my lip is really busted and my face looks pretty horrible right now,' she said. 

Her mother, Ericka Chaves, has started a GoFundMe page to raise money that will be used to cover her daughter's medical expenses.

'At a counter-protest, a 20 year old (my daughter) was one of the people who got hit by a car,' Chaves wrote. 

'She's in the hospital and we really will appriecate [sic] any help for the hospitals expences [sic]. Thank you and God bless you.'

So far, $9,465 has been raised out of a $50,000 goal. 

Romero (pictured) graduated from Houston's Bellaire High School in 2016. She was active in the school's JROTC program
Romero (pictured) graduated from Houston's Bellaire High School in 2016. She was active in the school's JROTC program

Romero (pictured) graduated from Houston's Bellaire High School in 2016. She was active in the school's JROTC program

Her mother, Ericka Chaves, has started a GoFundMe page to raise money that will be used to cover her daughter's (pictured) medical expenses. So far, $9,465 has been raised out of a $50,000 goal
Her mother, Ericka Chaves, has started a GoFundMe page to raise money that will be used to cover her daughter's (pictured) medical expenses. So far, $9,465 has been raised out of a $50,000 goal

Her mother, Ericka Chaves, has started a GoFundMe page to raise money that will be used to cover her daughter's (pictured) medical expenses. So far, $9,465 has been raised out of a $50,000 goal

Police said 20-year-old James Alex Fields, Jr, took dead aim at the counter protesters with his car, slamming into them at the rally on Saturday (pictured)
Police said 20-year-old James Alex Fields, Jr, took dead aim at the counter protesters with his car, slamming into them at the rally on Saturday (pictured)

Police said 20-year-old James Alex Fields, Jr, took dead aim at the counter protesters with his car, slamming into them at the rally on Saturday (pictured)

Fields (pictured) was arrested a short time later and charged with second degree murder among other counts
Fields (pictured) was arrested a short time later and charged with second degree murder among other counts

Fields (pictured) was arrested a short time later and charged with second degree murder among other counts

Romero graduated from Houston's Bellaire High School in 2016. She was active in the school's JROTC program. 

Chaves says her daughter is the first in their family to attend college and is currently on a full scholarship at the University of Virginia.

'I always told her, I know I cannot pay for college, so you need to study hard so you can get good grades and get a scholarship...and she's helping me out,' Chaves told KHOU11.

'Whenever I need money, she's the one sending me. She's not asking me for money.'

Police said 20-year-old James Alex Fields, Jr, took dead aim at the counter-protesters with his car, slamming into them. He was arrested a short time later and charged with second degree murder and other counts. 

Heather Heyer, 32, of Virginia was identified Sunday as the victim who was killed.

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