Wilmington Driver Recounts Harrowing Crash Off Bridge
WILMINGTON (CBS) — She moves around nimbly with her dog Moxie, but on Wednesday, Kelly McDermott identifies more closely with a cat. As in, nine lives.
“I can’t believe I made it. I literally thought I was going to die,” said McDermott.
WBZ-TV’s Peg Rusconi reports.
“I felt like I was flying, I went that high up in the air. I went up and then down. I think I counted twice that I spun and landed on all fours like a cat.” On train tracks.
She says she scrambled out of the car with someone’s help. She was evaluated at a local hospital, and amazingly, a quarter inch cut on her forehead seems to be her only injury.
Her life was likely saved by her seatbelt. “I was upside down at one point. I remember that, because that scared me so much. I’d wear my seatbelt if I was driving from here to the corner. It’s just something I do. And the officer said, ‘That saved your life.’”
McDermott says she isn’t sure what went wrong, only that before the crash, and a short time earlier during her drive, her car suddenly started pulling in one direction, out of her control.