A 4-year-old girl is being praised as a hero after escaping a car accident to get help for her trapped mother and injured little brother.
Averie Carrion was in the backseat of her grandfather's pickup truck when her mom, who was driving, lost control on a deserted road in northwest Iowa over the weekend, KTIV 4 News in Sioux City reported on Wednesday.
The Chevy Silverado "rolled about two to three times" before coming to a stop on its side, the girl's mother, Jamie, said.
She could see her one-year-old son, Abel, was bleeding.
"I can't see Averie and at that point I tried to call her name and she didn't answer me," Jamie said. "I thought she was unconscious and I thought she was pinned under the vehicle and I started to panic."
What she didn't know was that the young girl, who was not in a car seat, was already out of the car and going for help.
"I wanted to help them," she told KTIV 4 News.
She had tried to dig in the snow to help her mom, but then decided to go for help. She walked nearly a quarter of a mile through a foot of snow and braved the 21-degree weather before coming across a farmhouse.
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