Family Survives Horrendous
As If Protected By Guardian Angel
August 19, 2003
Excerpted from the Long Beach Report
(Long Beach, California)
A family of three survived a horrendous truck wreck
on the Gerald Desmond Bridge overnight in near miraculous
circumstances, leaving veteran firefighters stunned
and remarking it was as if the family had been protected
by a guardian angel.
The truck apparently
lost control, struck a guard rail, hit a fire hydrant
and impacted a concrete column supporting a bridge
pier overpass. Arriving firefighters saw the mangled
truck, wreckage strewn across the bridge lanes and
expected the worst. But what they found left even
hardened firefighters nearly speechless. A father,
mother and their two-year-old son were sitting on
floorboard of the truck with entire truck ripped
away from its frame around them.
The father and
little boy sustained minor injuries. The mother was
transported to a hospital in serious but stable condition
and is expected to recover.