This 5-Year-Old Girl Saved Her Mother and Baby Brother’s Lives After a Crash.
Lexi Shymanski was travelling with mum Angela and brother Peter when her mother passed out at the wheel and crashed the car into a tree, before it plunged down a 40-ft embankment.
But while Lexi awoke with minor injuries, she discovered that her mother was unconscious, and her brother was later found to be suffering from a bleed on the brain.
After realising that the crash could not be seen from the roadside in Alberta, the quick-thinking youngster then managed to escape from the vehicle and flagged down drivers on the roadside.
Without her heroic actions, it is thought that her mother and sibling could have lost their lives or been paralysed for life.
Recalling the incident, her mother said: ‘It’s crazy. I can only remember one or two times where she got out of her five-point harness previously. She somehow got out, adrenaline or whatever, and barefoot hiked up the embankment.
‘The guy who came to see us in the hospital, he said the medics and the firemen needed ropes to get up and down that embankment, and she did it barefoot.
‘It was only because she came up and flagged people down that anybody would have stopped.’
And in a final chance of luck, the first driver who stopped at the scene was a paramedic – who knew that moving Angela’s broken back could result in paralysis.
‘If they would have jostled me a little bit, I might have been completely paralysed’.