Girl Named for Crash Victim 'Saves' Dad From Crash

4-year-old got Dad to buckle up
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2015 2:38 PM CST
Girl Named for Crash Victim 'Saves' Dad From Crash

A Utah man whose car ended up jammed under a semi truck on an interstate tells KSL that he's got his 4-year-old daughter to thank for his life. Jordan Peterson was in the car alone, and he says that he was never much of a seatbelt guy until daughter Quinlee began ordering everyone to use them months ago. Thus, Peterson was buckled up, and he escaped the crash with a punctured lung as his most serious injury. (Impressive, if you check out images at KSL.) The twist is that Quinlee is named after a friend of Peterson's who was killed in a car accident. "She will not realize for a long time that she saved my life, but she did,” says Dad. (More car crash stories.)

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