A Minnesota woman has miraculously survived a highway crash that tore her car in half.
Hannah Smith, 21, was involved in a four-vehicle crash on Highway 10 in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, on Feb. 3, KTSP reported. The small Toyota Camry that she was driving was flipped over and torn in half by the force of the accident.
"I get emotional every time I think about it, when I think about her in that car, tumbling, breaking in two," Hannah's father, Todd Smith, told KTSP.
In spite of the seriousness of the crash, however, Hannah managed to survive with relatively minor injuries including a fractured sternum and pelvis and a broken arm. She was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment.
Hannah's parents said it was a miracle that their daughter did not sustain more serious injuries in the accident.
"The one guy told us he's been doing this for 15 years and he honestly didn't expect anyone to be alive in there," Todd said about a paramedic who attended to his daughter after the crash. "He'd never seen anyone survive such a catastrophic accident."
"There was one portion of the car that was survivable and that's where she ended up," Todd added.
Hannah's mother, Becky Smith, said that although her daughter's injuries are not life-threatening, it will still take several weeks of physical therapy for the young woman to make a full recovery.
"There was something other than that little Toyota Camry that saved her life," Todd said. "I don't believe in good luck. I think that God saved her."
The crash occurred around 3:43 p.m. on Feb. 3, according to another KTSP article. The drivers of two other vehicles involved in the crash were also taken to a local hospital for treatment, while the driver of the fourth vehicle was unharmed.
Police believe Hannah was driving east on Highway 10 when something caused her to travel into oncoming traffic in the westbound lane and hit two other cars going at highway speeds. The investigation into the accident is still ongoing.
Hannah's family has set up a GoFundMe page to help cover her medical expenses. The page raised nearly $3,000 in three days.