Mass. mom uses her own body as ‘speed bump’ to stop car from rolling into traffic with toddlers inside: report
Mindy Tran, 22, of Lawrence, Mass., was crushed by her own Honda sedan after she jumped in front of it to stop it from rolling into traffic with her toddler twins inside.
A Massachusetts mom threw herself in front of her own car to stop it from rolling into traffic with her twin daughters inside, according to reports.
Mindy Tran, 22, of Lawrence, Mass., is recovering from a crushed left knee and dislocated hip after she was run over by her own Honda sedan during a freak accident outside her apartment on March 6.
Tran told local WCVB-TV she had stepped away from the car after thinking it was in park in her garage when the vehicle began rolling down the driveway toward a busy street.
Tran's left knee was crushed and her right leg was dislocated from her hip. She is undergoing intensive rehab to walk again.
Her 2-year-old daughters were buckled in the backseat.
"I was like, 'What is going on?' And I see my daughter sitting there in the backseat and of course my first instinct is, 'I have to push the car back into the driveway,'" she told the station.
Tran said she used herself as a “speed bump” to slow the car until a neighbor who heard the commotion jumped in and stopped the car.
Tran said she thought her car was in park when she stepped out of it to lock her front door. The car began rolling down the driveway of her Lawrence, Mass., home.
Firefighters eventually arrived and lifted the car off her.
After several surgeries, she has been using a wheelchair, but rehabbing with an aim toward walking again.
"My daughters are my everything, my everything, and I don't want to see them in the hospital,” the brave mom told WCVB-TV.
"It was all for my kids. I'm just glad my kids are fine," she said.