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I was driving on Highway 44, heading west to Garson. The conditions were rough, and going around a bend right after Tyndall, I lost control of my truck on the icy highway. It ended up rolling four times before landing belly up in the median, leaving myself and my two children hanging upside down.

I want to say a huge thank you to all the people who stopped to help. When I finally did emerge from my truck, there were at least 20 vehicles stopped and people still coming to aid.

I would like to thank a few specific people who I didn’t get any names from. The lady who graciously took my daughter into her vehicle with her own daughters, the teacher assisting her, and the young gentleman who guided me to his truck to warm up while going to check on my children until the ambulance arrived.

I would also like to thank the emergency workers who attended and took awesome care of us in the aftermath. My heartfelt thank you to all of you.

But most of all, I'd like to thank my son, who at 16, kept his head and took control of the situation when I couldn’t. He got my head out of the snow, when I was still somewhat unconscious, and then broke the back window and got his sister out safely. Without him there, I don’t know what would have happened. He is definitely our true hero and I’m forever grateful.

 

--Sherry Lamoureux

 

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