Girl, 7, kicks her way out of crashed truck, saves family
There's never enough good news in the world, so here's some from Saskatchewan.
quoted from CBC sask:
A little girl from Albertville, Sask., who kicked out a pickup truck window following a serious crash and ran a kilometre for help is being hailed as a hero.
The father of Micah Brown, 7, says he's very proud after his daughter ran down a gravel road in bare feet to save her family after the accident in October.
'I said 'My family's in trouble, my family's in a car accident, I need help. Call 911, I need help.''— Micah Brown, 7
It was a life or death situation, but it started out as a normal trip to Saskatoon, with the Brown family driving to a church meeting.
Suddenly, their truck hit a washboarded section on the gravel road and flipped into the ditch.
The accident left the family hanging upside down in their seatbelts.
Mother Leanne Brown was helpless, with a broken neck. Also trapped was Micah's four-year-old brother and her grandmother.
Something had to be done, so Micah kicked out the truck's back window with her bare feet and started running for help.
"I had to squirm out of my seatbelt," she told CBC News. " It was 1.1 kilometres I had to run. First, I went to the first house except nobody was there."
She tried a second house and someone was home.
"I said 'My family's in trouble, my family's in a car accident, I need help. Call 911, I need help,'" she said.
Micah's father Curtis, who wasn't in the truck at the time, said he's grateful for his brave little girl. Paramedics believe his wife could have died if it hadn't been for her.
"She's a special little girl," he said. "She's always been pretty brave like that, this goes beyond anything I could have fathomed."
Micah's mother is recovering in hospital in Saskatoon.
Albertville is about 38 kilometres northeast of Prince Albert.