A 9-year-old girl survived a fatal car crash due to the actions of a resident in the area whose quick thinking helped the young girl live. Ryan Boyce lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
He was relaxing on his porch when suddenly he heard a loud car crash down the nearby road.
“We heard a motorcycle driving by going insanely fast,” Boyce reported to KFOR. “We hear this loud screech, a big crash, and we knew we’d heard an accident.”
Boyce and his family called authorities, however, cops were not able to find the car involved in the crash. Feeling weary about the ordeal, Boyce and his family chose to look for the car themselves.
“This morning, my brother couldn’t shake the feeling that somebody was out there hurt, someone could be dying,” Boyce said at the time. “He drove out here by himself and found the accident and immediately called the police.”
When the police discovered the vehicle they couldn’t find before, they also found two bodies, one of a woman and a child. But there was one survivor, a 9-year-old girl.
“They could still by laying out there, and that little girl could be dead now,” Boyce said. “We could’ve been there at the last minutes of her saving point. I’m just praying for that family whoever they are, I don’t know who they are yet, but God bless you.”
The young girl was immediately rushed to the hospital in serious condition. The other victims who didn’t survive were later identified as 29-year-old Tera Mattingly and 8-year-old Zoey Mattingly.
Many readers honor and rejoice this young man and his family for discovering the girl and ultimately saving her life.
“God Bless this young man for listening to his gut feelings and finding this accident and helping to get police there,” one person commented. “God’s blessings also on the girl that survived the accident.”
“Listen to the sixth sense, God has given us, that young man felt that something was not right, he and his family ended saving a child’s life,” another person wrote in admiration for the hero who saved this girl’s life.
“We need to listen to our hearts and our children,” another added. “He was God’s instrument to save this little girl. Could the two boys have been saved the night before?”
There were some readers, however, who have questioned the police’s performance in the case. And they were not too pleased by the officer’s work on this case.
“Poor job by the officers,” one reader wrote. “They really should have longer. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for the police departments, just think they should have done better.”
“I don’t understand why the police did not investigate that incident more thoroughly,” another wrote.
“Lazy cops, possibly if they would look farther than their nose, they could have found,” wrote another commenter.