How A 6-Year-Old Girl Jumped To The Rescue To Save Her Younger Siblings After They Were Involved In A Car Accident
June 27, 2018 16:45 By Mambee
Mother of four Sarah Sutton was incredibly grateful that she and her children recently survive a very horrible accident.
While she was glad that helped arrived right on time, Sarah was also blown away by how her 6-year-old daughter reacted in a situation where a lot of people would panic.
The mom was driving home with her four kids when they stopped at an intersection. To her horror, another vehicle came speeding from the opposite direction. Sarah's was the first car and the approaching vehicle hit her head-on.
The crash was so severe that Sarah found herself trapped in the driver's seat after the airbags deployed. It was while trying to figure out a plan of action that she heard her 6-year-old daughter, Alayna, "we crashed!"
From the rearview mirror, Sarah watched Alyna free herself from her car seat. Then next, she started working on unbuckling her siblings.
She was able to free 3-year-old Ryder and 2-year-old Ashley. Watching Alayna take charge at that moment gave Sarah a proud feeling. "She’s my little mama, she really is. She just takes care of all of her siblings," the mother told PEOPLE.
Alayna was not successful in getting her 5-year-old brother Liam out of his car seat. At this point, strangers were already coming to the vehicle and had carried out the children that Alayna was able to unbuckle.
The little girl was determined to get Liam out and refused to leave the car until he was freed. Fortunately, a woman arrived just in time to help Alayna get Liam out of the car.
The ambulance soon arrived and the family was transported to a nearby hospital. Even though they suffered physical injuries, Sarah said the emotional repercussions were more severe.
She explained that they had nightmares frequently and the kids were unable to sleep on their own beds. Alayna herself had been having such bad headaches that she had not been able to return to school.
Sarah, who shared her story with Love What Matters, also urged parents to use 5 point harness car seats as opposed to the booster seats as this was what saved her children's lives.