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Old 11-16-2012, 07:06 AM   #1
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Happened in Ft. Worth yesterday. A mom and 22 month old baby drowned after their car went into a pond. The mom was on the phone with 911 begging for help as people tried to get the doors open. They couldn't and mom and baby drowned. Very sad.

FORT WORTH -- A woman and a 22-month-old girl died Thursday evening after their car smashed through an iron fence and ended up in a large pond, where it sank as the driver talked to a 911 operator and bystanders frantically tried to free her.
"We're in the water and I've got a 22-month-old baby and I need some help. ... My doors won't open," the driver told a Forest Hill 911 dispatcher.
"Ma'am, my doors won't open and I've got a baby, and we're going under water," the driver said before repeatedly screaming at the would-be rescuers to try to break the glass.
The dispatcher calmly tried to get help to the woman even as her situation grew more desperate.
But the car slowly sank in the pond.
The car "went out a little ways, floated a little and then went under," Fort Worth fire Capt. Tom Crow said. "They were both under water for several minutes."
The woman and child, who had not been identified late Thursday, were pronounced dead at hospitals, said Capt. Michael Baldwin, a Fort Worth police spokesman.
The woman was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital and the child to Cook Children's Medical Center, he said.
The pond is at Amelia Parc, a residential complex with a landmark clock tower near the mixmaster of East and Southeast Loop 820, Interstate 20 and the Mansfield Highway at the border of Fort Worth, Forest Hill and Kennedale.
Forest Hill police, the first to arrive, jumped in to try to save the occupants, Crow said. A Fort Worth Fire Department dive team eventually pulled them from the car.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:27 AM   #2
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So sad.

Learn from this. If your car winds up in the water, IMMEDIATELY roll down the windows or try to open the door before the car starts to sink. The windows will still operate prior to the water getting to them. Worst case, you have to wait for the car to fill with water, take your last breath of air and force the door open once the pressure equalizes. And don't forget to take off your seatbelt.
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So sad.

Learn from this. If your car winds up in the water, IMMEDIATELY roll down the windows or try to open the door before the car starts to sink. The windows will still operate prior to the water getting to them. Worst case, you have to wait for the car to fill with water, take your last breath of air and force the door open once the pressure equalizes. And don't forget to take off your seatbelt.
Good advice. The car was apparently floating for a few minutes. I'm surprised the doors wouldn't open if the water was only a little way up the door.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:51 AM   #4
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So let me get this straight....
My cell phone still works below water? Kooooool.
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This was kinda a thing with my dad for some reason. He gave my sister and myself a spring loaded punch/awl to keep in the center console of our vehicles just in case we ever needed to break the glass to get out.
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This was kinda a thing with my dad for some reason. He gave my sister and myself a spring loaded punch/awl to keep in the center console of our vehicles just in case we ever needed to break the glass to get out.
Your local Ace Hardware generally sells them at the check out line.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:27 AM   #7
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I've been told to use the head rest in the seat. Pull it out and use the metal post to slam into the side window. It should break. This has to be done before the car is under water.





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So let me get this straight....
My cell phone still works below water? Kooooool.
You suck. Not funny.





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I purchased one of these for the wifes car , and insisted she keep it in the glove compartment so she can break a window or cut a seat belt in similar conditions, she also carries a 38 revolver, but people don,t always think clearly under stress



Ive always carried a pocket knife and 98% of the time a pistol, breaking a car door window hardly seems like a challenge and Im sure if the victim had been thinking clearly , and simply busted the car door window,she could have escaped rather than drown
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Lighten up Francis.
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Lighten up Francis.
Ok... You don't suck.

You swallow





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