Pop Tart to the Rescue
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Every once in awhile we get a story of triumph over tragedy and survival against all odds that warms the heart and touches the soul. This isn't one of those stories. It's half of one of those stories. It seems a North Carolina girl was able to survive two nights trapped in the wreckage of a Government Motors Monte Carlo by eating Pop Tarts.
That's the good part. The bad part is, her father did not survive the accident, which took place at about 10pm on Friday. Approximately 43 hour later (that would be Sunday night, Peggy Joseph) the wrecked car was discovered in a culvert in New Bern, North Carolina. It was originally thought by first responders that both parties inside the car were dead, but the girl made a sound alerting rescuers that she was still alive. She had survived the ordeal by eating Pop Tarts and Gatorade.
The girl was air lifted to a local hospital where she was treated for her injuries and is expected to make a full recovery. A man who is reported to be the deceased drivers "employer" (Washington Post), although I suspect he would be his former employer, defended his friend from accusations of speeding.
“He wasn’t speeding, there is no way in God’s green earth he was speeding,”
However, recent space images of the planet Earth show it to be blue, not green, which could be the reason for the following statement by the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
“The driver of the 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was traveling in excess of 100 mph as it ran off the road to the right and into a steep ditch bank. The car went airborne and was inverted as it hit a cluster of trees. The car came to rest on its top inside the culvert. The car was not able to be seen by the roadway. A person walking by happened to see the car in the culvert and called 911 around 5:30 p.m. Sunday and Craven County Sheriff Deputy Buddy Clements responded, followed by Troopers Blake Riggs, Jeff Rink and Joe Midgette,"
Either way, it is a fortunate thing that the 9 yr old girl survived the accident. Following her physical recovery, it is likely that she will need some counseling to deal with the situation of having been trapped in the car with her dead father. After that, she will be lectured by Michelle Obama about her two day Pop Tart binge, and only then can we be assured the girl will make a full recovery.