Plymouth woman lifts car off her father’s leg

A Plymouth woman lifted her Jeep Liberty off her father's leg. (Credit: Devin Ford/Flickr)
A Plymouth woman lifted her Jeep Liberty off her father’s leg.                                                                                                                     (Credit: Devin Ford/Flickr)

A Plymouth woman made a heroic save after her father’s leg was trapped under the Jeep Liberty he was was working on in the family’s driveway.

Adam Simmons was working on the brakes of his daughter’s car when suddenly the jacks collapsed and one of the SUV’s wheel rotor’s landed on his right leg, WBZ reports.

“All of a sudden, it collapsed towards me, landed on my leg, pinning me right to the ground,” Simmons said. “Very painful. I was screaming for help.”

Rachael, 22, heard her father’s cries of distress and lifted the car up so her father could escape.

“I ran out of the house and I saw him under my car,” she said. “I just lifted so he could get free. It was just the adrenaline rushing right through my body. I don’t know if I would have been able to do it otherwise.”

Doctors say Mr. Simmons would have sustained much more serious injuries had he spent longer pinned under the car. He escaped with a few lacerations, while Rachael got away with a sore back.

“She’s my hero for it,” Adam told WBZ. “I don’t know what would have happened if she wasn’t here to rescue me.”

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