A Mom Lies Down and Makes Herself a Speed Bump, to Save Her Daughters in a Rolling Car
Here's more proof that a mother will do ANYTHING for her kids . . . and it's why 22-year-old Mindy Tran of Lawrence, Massachusetts is our HERO of the day.
Earlier this month, Mindy backed her Honda Accord into her garage, parked, and got out to deal with her twin two-year-old daughters in the backseat. But somehow the car came OUT of gear . . . and started ROLLING down their driveway.
And there was barely time to react, because Mindy's driveway is STEEP . . . and led right into a busy street full of traffic.
So she jumped in front of the car, laid down on the ground . . . and let the car RUN HER OVER. She says, quote, "I used my body as a speed bump to stop the car."
And it worked. The car stopped . . . right on top of her. A neighbor ran over . . . got the girls out of the car . . . called 911 . . . and the fire department lifted the car off Mindy with an airbag.
Then she was airlifted to a hospital with a shattered left knee, a dislocated right hip, and a dislocated shoulder. She's still in the hospital . . . and will probably be there for a few more weeks.
She told reporters, quote, "I don't consider myself a hero. I am just a mother." (ABC News / ABC 5 - Boston)
Police Stop a Suicidal Guy from Jumping Off a Bridge . . . And End Up Saving a Guy from Drowning Too
Any time someone tries to commit suicide, it's unfortunate. Except in THIS case . . . when it was an oddly FORTUNATE event.
Last Wednesday night around 11:00 P.M., police in London got a call about a guy threatening to jump off London Bridge. So they showed up in a squad car, and requested a lifeboat in case he DID jump.
And it's a good thing they did that. Because when the boat got there, the crew realized there was another person already IN the water . . . who was DROWNING.
He was a 33-year-old who hasn't been identified, and he had severe hypothermia. And apparently he was pretty disoriented, because after they pulled him from the water, even HE said he wasn't sure how he got there. (???)
But according to one of the rescuers, there were no other boats in the area that would have spotted him, and he probably would have died.
In other words, the guy threatening to kill himself saved his LIFE. And while all this was going on, the cops on the bridge managed to talk the jumper down too. (The Telegraph / UPI)