Mom lies down as ‘speed bump’ to save daughters in rolling car

Mom lies down as ‘speed bump’ to save daughters in rolling car

A Lawrence, Mass., woman says she saved the lives of her twin daughters after she used herself as a “speed bump” to stop her car from rolling into traffic.

Mindy Tran, 22, says she had been living in a shelter with twin daughters Saleen and Sydney, and that they had recently moved into their new apartment just days before the incident.

“It felt like I was starting a new life,” she told ABC News today from the hospital where she is recovering from a broken leg and dislocated shoulder and hip. “The girls had started at daycare and we just moved in. It seems like when things are going too well, something bad will happen.”

Tran says she is lucky to be alive after she lay on the ground behind her Honda Accord to stop it from rolling into the street with her kids still inside. “I laid down horizontally, using my body as a speed bump to stop the car,” she said.

Her 2-year-old daughters were buckled in the back seat when the car started rolling. A neighbor also came to help.

“My neighbor jumped in and he asked what I wanted them to do,” she said. “I said make sure my daughter’s got out of the car safely.”

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