The Cypress nurse and younger mom survived a harmful crash on icy roads, thanks to a few different drivers who stopped to assist her.
“I strive to not play the ‘what if’ recreation, and simply settle with the gratitude,” Schmidt mentioned after being launched from the hospital.
The crash was so harmful, she will’t even bear in mind most of it.
On Friday morning, Schmidt was driving from her residence in Cypress to work in Brenham. The temperature was under 20 levels, and it had simply began to rain. That is when she hit a patch of ice.
“I spun a full 360, thrice after which went nostril first,” she defined. “Flipping off the facet of the freeway, down the hill in all probability a stable 5 instances, rolling down the hill, and landed in the midst of the feeder highway.”
Fortunately, different drivers noticed it occur.
“I appeared in my rearview mirror, there was a automobile behind me. We each pulled over,” mentioned Jason Muniz. “I used to be crying. I used to be in tears as a result of I did not know if anybody was going to outlive that crash, it was so dangerous. Instantly, I referred to as 911.”
Schmidt was wedged sideways, trapped in her destroyed automobile.
“I had landed in a approach that my left arm was hanging out of the shattered driver’s facet window,” Schmidt mentioned. “I used to be flashing my hand, attempting to let anyone know, ‘Hey, there’s life inside right here.'”
Muniz held Schmidt’s hand as the opposite two males used a noticed to interrupt by way of the automobile.
Working collectively, the three males had been in a position to raise her out of the automobile simply as she began shedding consciousness.
“They wrapped me in blankets, put me in a heat automobile, and had been protecting me awake after the preliminary shock wore off actually rapidly, and I began to blackout,” she defined. “The very last thing I bear in mind, coherently, is them pulling me by way of a damaged glass window.”
Schmidt was taken to the hospital by ambulance, however was launched the following day with a dislocated shoulder and a black eye.
“These individuals helped me, they usually’re the entire cause why my scenario is the best way it’s,” she mentioned. “I by no means obtained to inform them thanks.”
Schmidt and Muniz had been lastly in a position to join over social media, however she nonetheless hasn’t been in a position to establish the opposite two males who helped her survive the crash.
“I am actually indebted to them,” she mentioned. “So I hope I will pay it ahead at some point.”
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