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A mother found her daughter who was trapped in her car after it fell 25 feet down the side of a mountain through a phone tracking app.
Catrina Cramer Alexander, from North Carolina, used Find My Friends app to detect her 17-year-old daughter Macy Smith after she missed curfew and there was no response of texts and calls from her side.
“The lack of response was out of character for her,” Alexander told WFMY-TV.
“I can’t explain watching the GPS on my phone with my dot for my phone getting close to hers and then suddenly seeing the tire tracks.”
In a Facebook post, Macy described how she felt when she was trapped under the car for seven hours.
She wrote on Twitter: ‘’It’s 3 am and I’m laying in my hospital bed thinking about how my accident could have turned out so much different. As most of you know, Almost 75 hours ago I was lying in a ditch 30 yards off the road for the 7th hour with my arm pinned under my car.’’
‘’I will never forget the sound of my family calling out my name when they found me around 10:30 pm. I hydroplaned at 4:00 pm and ran in between 2 trees down an embankment, flipped my car 3 times, and landed in my back seat with my arm pinned in between the car and the ground.’’
It’s 3 am and I’m laying in my hospital bed thinking about how my accident could have turned out so much different. As most of you know, Almost 75 hours ago I was lying in a ditch 30 yards off the road for the 7th hour with my arm pinned under my car. I will never forget the
— macy smith (@Smith22Macy) June 11, 2019
‘’I have lost all of the nerves in this arm and cannot feel it at all. I had surgery Saturday morning to attempt to relive pressure and swelling followed by a procedure Monday afternoon. I also came out of this accident with a fractured neck.
‘’I searched for my phone to call for help but the only thing in sight was my bible. I held on to my bible and prayed harder than I had ever prayed before. I do not deserve to be here right now, but God has bigger plans for me.’’
‘’I’m so thankful for the phone calls, flowers, text messages, friends and family who surrounded me as I was found Friday night, and all of the visitors I have had over the last couple days.’’
‘’I ask that everyone continues to pray for me as I will have upcoming surgeries, therapy, and struggles to face. I wanted to share my story to encourage teenagers to get a tracking device on their phones.’’
She added: ‘’So to all parents and teenagers, PLEASE consider getting Life 360 or Find Friends as it could save your child’s life like it did mine. I promise that’s it’s worth it and if you lay hopelessly in a ditch for 7 hours you would think so too.’’
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