TERRIFIED Claire Montello feared for her life after her arm was trapped in her bed for 13 hours.
She was retrieving an MP3 player from the Ottoman’s storage space when a hinge mechanism failed and the top half fell on her left arm.
Husband Franco was on a night shift, their grown-up kids have left home and her phone was out of reach.
Claire, 39, screamed for help at 9.30pm — but her neighbour, 92, is deaf.
She spent the night in agony until Franco got home at 10.30am.
The mum of three said: “I thought I was going to die.
“I’m surprised I didn’t pass out from pain. When I saw Franco I let out the biggest sigh of relief.”
Care worker Franco, 61, said of last month’s drama: “I knew something was up when I walked in and the lights and TV were on. I lifted the bed. Her arm was flat when she got it out.”
Claire, of Chesterfield, suffered major crush trauma and needed four ops at Royal Derby hospital.
Claire said: "I'm still in agony.
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"I've got a splint on it and I can't feel anything.
"I'm having to do everything with my right arm and I can't wash or do basic things by myself.
She said: “When I was in hospital Franco took a hammer to the bed. We won’t be using that type again.”