Jordan Landon survives for two days in a car wreck with his dead fatherNovember 16th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Nov 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 9-year-old miraculously survived in a wrecked car for two days after a crash that killed his father. Jordan Landon was found inside the wreckage and she was pulled out still alive.
According to officials, Landon survived by eating Gatorade and Pop-Tarts that she had in the car. Landon had to go through the ordeal of watching her father’s lifeless body strapped to the seat next to the one she was pinned to.
Landon managed to hang in there until the rescuers finally located the wrecked car. Authorities say Landon and her father, Douglas, were traveling to their home in Cove City, N.C. when the incident happened. According to the police, 39-year-old Douglas lost control of the car and drove it into a culvert beside the highway. The accident happened on Friday at about 10 p.m.
The police say Landon’s mother notified the police about the disappearance of her family on Saturday but more than 40 hours search failed to lead to their location. Officials say they were notified about the wrecked vehicle by a passer-by who spotted it beside the road.
Landon was airlifted to the hospital on Sunday night after the police used the Jaws of Life to cut through the wreckage. Hospital officials say Landon is making progress in her recovery.
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