updated 4/28/2007 6:30:48 PM ET 2007-04-28T22:30:48

A badly hurt woman spent two days inside her partially submerged sport utility vehicle before a passing motorist spotted the wreck in a pond, authorities said.

Jennifer Bova, 21, was airlifted to a hospital Friday after a state trooper found her seriously injured inside the 1991 Chevrolet Suburban. She was in critical condition Saturday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Police told Bova’s family she suffered bleeding in the brain, a broken femur, and multiple fractures to her pelvis, arm and face.

Joe Bova said his daughter called Wednesday night to say she was headed to her grandmother’s house. On the way, she apparently drove off a road, down an embankment, into a tree and finally into the water.

The family left 13 increasingly frantic messages on Bova’s cell phone but never received a response, The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens reported.

Troopers were dispatched Friday after a truck driver spotted her car in the pond, The Detroit News reported.

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