Mom Used Body As Speed Bump To Stop Runaway Car
She rescued her twin girls from rolling into traffic
A Massachusetts woman used her body to stop her car from rolling away with her twin girls inside earlier this month.
On March 6, Mindy Tran backed into her garage and put her car into park. She left her toddler-age twin girls strapped into their car seats while she got out to unlock her front door. As she was doing so, she spotted the car rolling down her steep driveway towards a busy street. Her motherly instincts instantly kicked in.
"I had to use myself as a speed bump to slow it down enough for one of my neighbors to get in and completely stop the car," Tran told WCVB.
Neighbors spotted the mother in trouble and were able to stop the car and rescue the girls. Firefighters arrived a short time later and used an air bag to lift the car off of Tran.
Tran told WCVB that it will take a long time for her to recover from her injuries, but she would rather spend the time in the hospital and save her daughters than see them hurt.
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