'Supermum' Throws Herself In Front Of A Moving Car To Save Twin Daughters
"I don’t consider myself a hero. I am just a mother."
That’s what one Massachusetts woman said after she used herself as a "speed bump" to stop her car from rolling into traffic.
Mindy was leaving her residence with her two twin girls safely secured in their child seats when she stepped out of the car to lock the front door
However, the car was not in park as she expected and it began to slowly roll out of the driveway putting it on a trajectory towards a heavy traffic intersection. By the time she noticed what was going wrong, she didn't have time to reach the driver’s seat and did the only thing she could think of to stop the car until help could arrive and that was to use her body as a quasi-speed bump.ecanadanow.com
Her motive was to save her daughters and she took no thought for her own welfare. Her gamble paid off as the car did stop when it began to pass over her sufficient for a neighbor to reach into the car and set the emergency brake.gawker.com
"My daughters are my everything."
Mindy said her first instinct was to save her twins, and that she didn't think twice before throwing herself behind the car.
However, the price she paid for her heroic action was severe: a dislocated hip and a crushed knee
Her recovery will not be easy. She’s already had to have extensive surgeries to ameliorate the damage.