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A mother’s love and strength runs deep.

A Massachusetts mother acted as a speed bump to save her children as her car rolled into traffic in the town of Lawrence on Tuesday. According to ABC, 22-year-old Mindy Tran strapped her kids into their car seats before the car began to roll backwards into traffic. Thinking quickly, Tran ran behind the car and laid down vertically as the car crushed her legs.

Tran says she is lucky to be alive after she lay on the ground behind her Honda Accord to stop it from rolling into the street with her kids still inside. “I laid down horizontally, using my body as a speed bump to stop the car,” she said.

My neighbor jumped in and he asked what I wanted them to do,” she said. “I said make sure my daughter’s got out of the car safely.”

Her neighbor was able to get the girls out and they were uninjured, she added. “My daughters and I are all right and keeping our heads up,” she said. “I’m lucky to be alive.”

Her two-year-old daughters are fine, but Tran is currently healing from a dislocated shoulder and a crushed knee. It will most likely take a few week to recover, but the mother doesn’t see what she did as special.

“I don’t consider myself a hero,” she said. “I am just a mother.”

Kudos to Mindy for thinking on her feet and saving her babies.


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