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Woman lifts car off father, saves his life

The Lookout

Lauren Kornacki's quick thinking most likely saved her father's life when a car he was working on fell on him.

With more than a ton-and-a-half a BMW 525i on top of her dad, Lauren's called on her strength and smarts.

"I just lifted up kind of right here and just kind of threw it, shoved my body into it as hard as I could. And then I came back and dragged him out and started CPR," Kornacki told Fox 19.

"It flashed like, 'I'm going to lose my dad. His eyes were open; he wasn't responding to me. I knew I had to get his heart beating again, and I had to get him breathing," she told the TV station.

CNN reports that Lauren, 22 of Glen Allen, Va. is a former basketball player and is trained in CPR.

Alec Kornacki is being treated at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.  He has several broken ribs, some numbness and other fractures, according to CNN.

When his wife Liz Kornacki told him what happened, he told his daughter, "'Thank you for saving my life,' " Liz Kornacki told Fox 19.
"And she just smiled her blue-eyed smile, and that was it."

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