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Injured Teen Crawls To Get Help For Friends

Tue., April 15, 1997

A teenager who broke her back in a car accident crawled 330 feet - house-to-house and across a highway - to get help for herself and her two injured friends.

The girl was a passenger in a car that smashed into a guard rail Sunday on Prince Edward Island in eastern Canada. The car flipped repeatedly, injuring all three people inside.

The girl made her way to one house, only to find nobody home. She then crawled across a highway, over a church parking lot and up the driveway of another house, where she finally found help.

“She’s a hero in my mind,” said Constable Derek Smith of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The other girl suffered broken ribs and other injuries and was on life support. Authorities would not release the name of either girl, but said both were younger than 18.

The driver, a 19-year-old man who suffered minor injuries, was found near the crash site.

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