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02/10/06 - Pollok

Daughter Saves Mother from Burning Car

Alisha Corley still has to ask her daughter, Bailey what happened the day of the accident. Her brain injury keeps her from remembering.

Alisha said, "I'm so proud of her, and I just realized recently how much she means to me from this accident and I do love her so much."

Bailey Corley, who is now15-years-old, said, "On the way back we just started sliding by a curb up there and we just went out of control, pulling toward the right side. I guess she overcorrected the wheel and we did like a complete 180 and hit the tree on the left side."

Bailey can recall the accident like it was yesterday, it happened just down the street from her home on Rifle Road in Pollok.

Bailey said, "I blacked out for like two seconds, but whenever I opened my eyes I could hear the glass shattering for like two seconds. Then my mom was here laying in my lap and I didn't know what to do."

But, the next thing she did, is what saved her mother's life.

Bailey said, "I thought she wasn't alive because she was bleeding from her nose and her mouth and everything, but the first thing I looked for was the cell phone to call. And I got out the window to call my dad, I don't know why I didn't call 911 first, but I just called them first."

Bailey pulled her out of the car, as the flames started getting higher.

Alisha said, "For her to be able to get me out of that car, it is a gift from God, and it's just amazing and I thank her so much."

Bailey was featured in a national magazine, "Sweet 16" for her heroic efforts.

Bailey said, "People say to me I'm like a hero, I don't think of it that way, I just think of it as a moment that I had to help my mom no matter what."
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