Daughter Saves Dad By Lifting Off Car
22-year-old Lauren Kornacki doesn’t consider herself a weight lifter, but the Richmond, Virginia resident performed an amazing weight lifting feat when she was able to lift a car off her father after it had fallen onto Alex Kornacki, reports the New York Daily News.
He was working on his car in the family garage when a jack holding the car upright slipped, trapping him underneath.
Not only did his daughter lift up the car that was pinning him to the ground, she immediately started CPR efforts on him to resuscitate him.
“He wasn’t breathing. His heart was stopped,” Lauren told the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
“His arm was pinned to his chest by the car.”
After several sets of mouth-to-mouth and compressions Alec began to breathe.
“I wouldn’t let anyone else touch him until the paramedics arrived,” she said, noting that a prayer circle had already begun in the driveway by the time her father was being loaded into an ambulance.
Alec, 52, is now alive and recovering in the ICU at nearby Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, where he is reported to be improving after suffering broken ribs and several fractures in the freak accident.
Daughter Lauren, who relied on her lifeguard training to keep calm during the crisis, contends that it’s really her dad who she considers to be the Superman and says she only did what needed to get done to save his life.
“I can’t begin to say how important that training is; that’s one of the reasons I want people to know what happened,” she told the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
“It saved my dad’s life. Losing him for me was not an option, and I just wasn’t going to allow it.”
“I’m just so lucky and proud that I have daughters that can perform CPR and have the knowledge to save lives,” Alec said in a statement. “I think it’s an important skill for everyone to know and if it weren’t for Lauren I would not be alive today.”