Teen Rescued After Accident

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 8:34 pm
By: News On 6

A Rogers County family is thanking God and some helpful strangers for saving their teenage daughter. News On 6’s anchor Omar Villafranca reports a 14-year-old was pinned under the truck she had been riding in after an accident on a rural road on Tuesday.

Kimberley and Chasiti Daniel have driven down the Rogers County road hundreds of times, on Tuesday it was almost their last.

Kimberley Daniel took her eyes off the road just for a second when she lost control. She tried to overcorrect and smashed into a tree.

"After I knew I didn't have control of the truck, I just let go of the steering wheel and tried to hold her inside the truck because it was eating the asphalt as we were going," said Kimberley Daniel.

Kimberley crawled out of the mangled truck, but her daughter couldn't move. Fourteen-year-old Chasiti was pinned under the truck.

"I thought she was crushed under there. I laid on the ground, on the asphalt, and I could hear her gurgling and stuff and she kept telling me she couldn't breathe,” said Kimberley Daniel. "The truck looked like it was on her, but it was bowed up where the weight of the truck wasn't on her.”

"I was just telling myself I'm going to be ok, and that I'm going to make it through," said Chasiti Daniel.

Kimberley Daniel says strangers like James Hunsucker came to help.

He heard everything from his front yard.

"Screeching tires and metal crunching, I said that's an accident boys, jumped in my truck and started heading this way," said James Hunsucker.

Others who were driving on the road helped pull the truck off Chasiti Daniel.

She has damaged lungs, several broken vertebrae and severe damage to her arm.

"It's not that big a deal to me but I guess it is kind of a big deal. You were pinned under a car and that’s not a big deal? Aww, no," said Chasiti.

Chasiti won't get to spend thanksgiving at home, but she will still be surrounded by what's most important to her.

"It's thanksgiving time. She's alive. I can't ask for anything more than that," said Kimberley Daniel.

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