A woman whose car was completely totaled as she and her baby narrowly escaped getting crashed by a trailer has recalled the spine-chilling near-death experience.
Ms Rima Gichoga says they were saved by her 2-year-old daughter in the Saturday road crash on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway.
“Were it not for my daughter, we would be dead today.” Says Ms Gichoga.
That Saturday morning, Ms Gichoga’s baby was sick. She couldn’t eat prompting the concerned mother to take her on a drive to look for something that would help her daughter regain her strength.
“She usually cries a lot, and when that happens she starts throwing up so I parked the car to check up on her. And then I saw the container as it started to tip over, I didn’t even think about it, I just grabbed the child and fell out onto the side of the car,” she narrates as quoted by Citizen Digital.
“On looking, I saw the container on top of the car, and my legs were still inside.”
They were rescued by a local taxi driver who rushed them to a nearby hospital where she was attended to.
“I was in shock and was given medicine to calm me while she was given painkillers. I think I lay on top of her when we fell out of the vehicle onto the tarmac,” she adds.
Interestingly, Ms. Gichoga also has an older son whom she left behind on that fateful morning.
“We left him behind because when I leave with him he usually says I’m wasting his play time. If we had all gone then we would have died because I wouldn’t have known whom to save,” Gichoga says.
She further gives thanks to God for the miraculous escape adding that she has a bigger purpose on earth.
“I don’t know why God spared me, but I know there’s a reason. I can’t let someone else go through what I went through.”
Ms Gichoga visited on Monday the scene of the accident and the Athi River Police Station where the wreckage of her car was towed.
“My baby saved me by giving me the strength to move because I wanted her to live. I keep on saying heaven is missing an angel and they sent her to me,” she concluded.