- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 4, 2014

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - A 9-year-old girl who spotted a woman on the ground from a passing car is credited with helping her to survive last week’s winter storm.

Mary Jane Humphries fell in front of her Opelika home at the height of the storm Wednesday, The Opelika-Auburn News reported (https://bit.ly/1bqpHjZ ). She became partially pinned between the ground and her car, and couldn’t get up from her icy driveway.

“Every time I would turn over and get on my knees, my knees would slide out from under me,” Humphries said.

Around that time, 9-year-old Hannah Chambers was riding down the road with her grandfather Garey Chambers and noticed Humphries on the ground.

After pulling around to help, they found Humphries lying on her side and drenched in icy water. They helped her up and inside her house.

As Hannah visited with her Monday afternoon, Humphries hugged and kissed her on the head and told her how proud she was of her.

“I am thankful for this young lady seeing me on the ground,” Humphries said.

Chambers said the way Hannah noticed Humphries on the ground was remarkable and that anyone else driving down the road may not have seen her.

“It just so happened that my grandbaby was doing nothing, so she could look around,” Garey Chambers said. “I really feel like she saved that little woman’s life.”

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Information from: Opelika-Auburn News, https://www.oanow.com/

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