Washington nanny jumps in front of a car, saves children from hit-and-run crash
- Marina Fuentes saved two children aged 2 and 7
- Metropolitan Police Department released a statement regarding the accident
- The victims were treated for non-life threatening injuries
There are superheroes, and then there is Marina Fuentes, a real-life superhero nanny. She is being praised on the internet after using her body to shield two children from an erratic driver, who drove his car on the sidewalk in Washington DC. According to a report in People, the children were aged 2 and 7.
The Metropolitan Police Department, in a statement on their official website, described the incident that took place on September 15.
“At approximately 4:55 pm, a delivery driver left his vehicle running unattended at the listed location. The suspect entered the vehicle and began to flee. As the suspect fled the scene, he lost control of the vehicle and struck the delivery driver, an adult female and two juveniles. The suspect then exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. All of the victims were transported to local hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries,” the police said in a statement.
Fuentes, however, said that the incident has changed her life forever. "I feel like my life is ended. I feel I’m not going to have the same quality of life after this," People quoted her as saying.
"I got in front of the little girl, and I hear a bump in the back. I look down and got the stroller with baby and wrapped it with my hands, with my arms to my chest," she added.
Video footage released by the Metropolitan Police Department showed the suspect fleeing from the.
According to media reports, a GoFundMe page was set up for Fuentes to assist with her mortgage, medical expenses and other living costs.
On the GoFundMe page, which has raised over $28,000 so far, Claire Keller, who organized the page for me, said Fuentes "suffered multiple broken bones and needs several surgeries, but fortunately, the doctors think she will be able to mostly recover in about six months."