Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Jaws of Life Used to Save Woman Trapped In Car

That woman, happens to be one of my kids. Well, I say one of my kids. Here's the story. In the 70's I was a Sunday School bus captain. We would take our bus to "The Gardens" and pick up children for Sunday School. One of these children was named Nikki. I think she was only three years old when she started riding the bus. Angel would be an appropriate word for her. She was so sweet. Nikki never stopped riding the bus. When she became a teenager, she volunteered to work the route which she did until she was married. After high school, Nikki was accepted into a nursing program and became a registered nurse. She married an aspiring young preacher and they now have two darling daughters. Yesterday morning, as she was on her way home from work, she hit a patch of dirt where the road narrowed and her Toyota Sequoia went airborn up a berm and flipped end over end four times. The responding officers listed the accident as major with moderate to major injuries. Below is a link to a very short video clip and news report.

http://www.eyeoutforyou.com:80/news/local/14788206.html (after clicking on this link, click on "video high" next to the picture of the ambulance)
A woman flips her vehicle Tuesday morning forcing county fire to use the jaws of life to save her life.According to Bakersfield Police the crash happened just after 8 am on Brimhall Road before Jewetta Ave in West Bakersfield.The driver was heading west when for an unknown reason she veered off the road, hit an embankment and flipped.She was taken to an area hospital with moderate injuries.

As Paul Harvey would say, here's the rest of the story. When she arrived at the truama center, she had a full body X-Ray and CT scan. All results are negative. No broken bones. She has swelling on the top of her head and jokes she looks like Eyore. Although very stiff and sore, I believe you will agree she is a miracle. Especially if you are able to view the video and see her damaged vehicle. "Jaws of Life" saved her? I greatly appreciate the firemen who used their equipment to extract her from the crashed vehicle, but I believe it was the "Hands of Life" that saved her. Thank you, Jesus.

12 comments:

  1. Jana, The plant that makes Jaws of Life is in Shelby, NC (see http://www.hurstjaws.com/Main/Content.aspx) I've passed it many times on the way to my in-law's (now deceased) house. There are other companies that make similar products. So glad this woman is all right.

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  2. That car looked pretty bad. Yes, I would agree that it was the Hands of Life that saved Nikki. Thank you Jesus for your protection!

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  3. What an awesome testimony! God is good all the time!! The car was a mess.

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  4. I am so glad to hear that Nikki did not get "too" hurt, it is a miracle, I saw the car also, wow Thank you Jesus for your Hand on Nichole and keeping her safe, thank you Sis A for sharing,
    Love you

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  5. We serve a great big, wonderful God!

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  6. Helen - that is interesting. It is amazing to see the equipment at work.

    Carol, Von de Leigh, Cheri, & Linda - Yes, we do serve a great big God. He is soooo good.

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  7. I'm glad she is okay. Whew! My youngest sister and my pastor's wife and son were in an accident on the freeway about 20 years ago. They were in a pickup truck, and it rolled over into a ditch. My sister and pastor's wife were upside down, but Jared was rightside up. He was the only one who didn't have his seatbelt on. It was kinda funny, but thank God no serious injuries!

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  8. So glad she is okay. God is Great!

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  9. Sis Allard, As you know, my daughter, Kellie, is a 911 dispatcher supervisor and she took this call and when she recognized the license plate and owner she started calling on the name of Jesus for Nikki. When she got off of work she went straight to the hospital and was so happy to find her sitting up because the call was coming in as major.

    The next day she went back to work to report that Nikki had been sent home the very same day and everyone was shocked she was still alive let alone sent home. They all said she had an angel in the vehicle with her that day. God is awesome that's for sure. He does take care of His own.

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  10. Karen - what an interesting story. It is a miracle Jared wasn't thrown out of the vehicle.

    Ronda - Amen.

    Jolene - I'm sure Kellie faces some difficult situations in her job but I'm sure she is good at it. She has such a soothing voice and probably brings comfort to many in distress. I'm glad she was able to give a happy ending report to her co-workers about Nikki.

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  11. Wonderful story! God is mighty and so merciful to us.

    Shirley Buxton
    www.shirleybuxton.wordpress.com

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