The mother screamed as loud as she could for help, but no one was nearby.
Her 10-year-old daughter lay unconscious in a dry creek bed in rural Union Township. The child’s leg was banged up, badly.
The child had just plunged 15 feet off a bridge after losing control of her bike while riding downhill on a rural road. She had hit the guardrail and went flying over it.
The mother, a former military medic, climbed down the embankment and used a shirt to bandage her daughter’s leg while she continued to yell for help.
Eventually, a passing vehicle stopped. She borrowed a cellphone to call her husband, then 911.