Monday 22 January 2018

Girl (9) hikes for help after crash kills dad

POLICE in the US have praised the bravery of a nine-year-old girl who crawled out of a mangled SUV at the bottom of a remote southern California canyon and hiked nearly two miles to find help for her father, who was pinned in the driver's seat following a rollover crash.

Celia Renteria was sure her father was still alive when she climbed up the embankment, said California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer Gil Hernandez.

But when officers responded more than an hour-and-a-half later, they found Alejandro Renteria (35) dead. The 2010 Ford Escape was launched about 200 feet down into the canyon along an isolated stretch of the Sierra Highway on Sunday. Celia was treated in hospital for minor injuries.

Irish Independent

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