Woman was pinned under her vehicle for hours, she never could have guessed who her knight in shining armour would be

This horrific accident was so close to becoming fatal.

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  • Natalie Ritter was driving a ATV around her family's property in Australia, when she drove down a hill and lost control. The vehicle flipped several times before coming to a complete stop, about 330 feet off the highway.

  • The accident left Natalie with her leg pinned under the bike.

  • Medical staff later found that she had one severe fracture and several serious lacerations.

  • Her four-year-old daughter, Georgia Witter, witnessed the horrific accident from nearly a quarter-mile away at the family's house.

  • She immediately ran to the aid of her mother, slipping and scratching her face along the way.

  • She tended to her mother for a few minutes before running back home to call emergency services.

  • "Georgia had just been learning about [emergency services] at preschool, and I reckoned it saved Natalie's life," said David Ritter, Georgia's uncle. "It was a massive task for a little girl."

  • Most of the skin and muscles from her entire right leg had been sheared away.

  • It took almost three hours for emergency services to rescue Natalie.

  • "It was the worst farm accident I've ever seen," David said.

  • Natalie remained conscious throughout the ordeal and was flown to a hospital in a stable, but serious, condition.

  • Despite her brave actions, Georgia said she did not see herself as a hero.

  • "I just wanted to help my mummy," Georgia said.

  • Chief Inspector John Sullivan said Natalie would have died if it weren't for her daughter's rescue. He is in the process of writing out a recommendation for Georgia to be recognized for her act of bravery by the Royal Humane Society of NSW.

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Emily Brady is a member of the FamilyShare content team. She studied Communication with an emphasis in journalism. She loves photography and finding a good book to read in her hammock on a sunny, breezy day.

Website: https://emilyaftonbrady.wordpress.com/

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