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Child Tries to Save Mother After Fatal Crash

Posted February 11, 2007

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— A 4-year-old girl unsuccessfully tried to save her mother's life after a crash in Mount Olive early Saturday.

Investigators said April Hall was speeding down Breazeale Road when she lost control, hit an embankment and flipped her vehicle about 3 a.m. Saturday. She was not wearing a seatbelt and died after being thrown from the car.

Officers said the young girl actually crawled out of the overturned car and went to a nearby home for help. The child wasn’t seriously hurt, even though investigators said they believe she wasn’t in a child safety seat.

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  • lovingaunt Feb 20, 2007

    April was my loving niece and to all of you who are understanding and positive, April's family sends a gracious thank you. Like you all, there were no family members present at the scene, so we to have questions. Just to let you know, April was at home alone with her daughter and received a phone from someone for help. To know April would be to know that she was loving, kindhearted and very helpful. No matter it was after midnight or any hour April would have gone. Yes, not wearing a seatbelt was irresponsible and we are sorry for that thinking it may have saved her life. For the pessimists, please do not judge. To know her was to love her. Just to let you know the suffering this family has had, April lost her mother about two years ago. She went into the hospital for a simple procedure. Something happened that induced her into a coma. The result was she lay braindead for almost a year. April and her mother are resting in peace laying side by side.
    Keep us in your prayer

  • lovingaunt Feb 20, 2007

    On behalf of April's family, I am sending a gracious thank you to all of you who posted positive comments. The family, like you all, was not at the scene. What we do know is that April was at home and did receive a phone call asking for her help. Alone with her daughter at the time, she had no choice but to take her with her. It just happened to be after midnight. Agreed, not using a seatbelt was an irresposible act. The family is indeed suffering for this loss. For those who did not know April, just know she was a loving, kind, good-hearted person. The fact that she was enroute to help somebody is just who she was no matter what the hour.
    Just to let you know how grave this loss is to our family, April lost her mother about two years ago. Her mother went into the hospital for a simple procedure as healthy woman. Something happened that caused her to become braindead where she lay in that state for about a year. They are resting in peace side by side and with the Lord.

  • Munchie Feb 12, 2007

    This is a very sad story. Many of u are jumping to conclusions. We'll never know why she was out with her daughter at that time. Maybe something terrible was happening and she had to move quickly. May she rest in peace and the daughter live her life to the fullest.

  • 0 Tolerance aka Ms.Turner Feb 12, 2007

    This brought tears to my eyes to read just thinking what that little girl was thinking and going through while trying to get help for her mother. Words can't explain how sad this is. And yes the question that we might not ever know is why this mother was out w/her 4 yro at 3am w/no seatbelt and SPEEDING!

  • nursevb8 Feb 12, 2007

    Not to be pessimistic, but what was she doing out at 3am with a 4y/o? Coming home from a bar? The babysitter should never have let the child go. When will unfit mothers learn it's NOT all about them!

  • glsnapp Feb 12, 2007

    What was so important at 3am?

  • SomethingClever Feb 12, 2007

    3AM? What was she doing out that late with her 4 year old daughter?

  • Say it to my face Feb 12, 2007

    Very sad, but preventable

  • timothymozingo Feb 12, 2007

    It's a sad story and my prayers go out to the families. I also think that we all could learn a lesson from the unselfishness of this little girl who risked her own life to try to save her Mother. True it is a sad story but it is also an inspiring story.

  • n2justice Feb 12, 2007

    Our society has become so apathetic. Two children are left without a mother, how about a little sympathy for the family?