Mom Turns Self Into 'Speed Bump' to Save Twins
She uses body to slow rolling car
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2014 6:06 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A Massachusetts mom who saw her driverless car rolling backward toward traffic down a sloped driveway—with her 2-year-old twins inside—did the only thing she could think of: "I had to use myself as a speed bump," she tells WCVB. It worked. Mindy Tran of Lawrence suffered a broken leg, and a dislocated shoulder and hip after lying down horizontally behind her Honda Accord, but she slowed it enough that a neighbor could hop inside and bring it to a full stop, reports ABC News. Police then used an airbag to lift the car off Tran, 22.

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loveandhope
Mar 20, 2014 12:48 PM CDT
She is the definition of a good mother for what she did but maybe next time she will remember to put her car in park, so that this incident will be avoided in the future.
MahboobKhan
Mar 19, 2014 9:59 PM CDT
Only a mother can do that. However, I fail to understand as to why the driver parked the car on a slope with two children inside without applying the handbrake. Probably it was the mother who was just learning how to drive the car.
Shata
Mar 19, 2014 5:11 PM CDT
Ok, so if I am a dumb as s and accidentally set a fire in my house, then I put it out..... Am I a hero? or just someone who fkd up and was able to fix it quick...................