Toddler Saved From Submerged Car in Hopkins County

A Hopkins Co. mother is thankful for another driver helping save her daughter from a car that ended up in a swampy area.
A car partially submerged in cold water. It's a scary situation no one wants to be in, but that's what happened to a Hopkins County mother and her daughter. Luckily another driver happened to be on Kentucky 70 at that moment and stopped to help.

For every action, there's a reaction. When you see a red light, you stop. When Amie Thomas saw a car off the road, she stopped and reacted.
"I saw there was a car, nose down, in the water," Thomas says. "I just jumped in."

She waded all the way over to Eva Hall and her two year old daughter, Jaycie.

"I was more nervous about her than anything," Hall says. Nervous that she wouldn't be able to make it back to the road.

"I didn't know how I was going to get her from the car into the road. If i jumped in, it would've gone over her head," she says.

Fortunately, Thomas knew she couldn't give up.

 "I had two children of my own, and all I could think of was that sweet baby," Thomas says.

Amie Thomas managed to do exactly what she needed to do, help get both of them back to shore and back to safety. Eva couldn't be more thankful.

"Everybody was really concerned that we were O.K. and not seriously hurt," Eva says.

It's been nearly a month since the harrowing accident. Nearly a month for the scars to heal. But a month later, Hall's still thankful for Thomas's action.

"I'm extremely glad my daughter wasn't hurt or killed," Hall says.

Thomas believes guard rails are needed on that stretch of 70 to prevent any future incidents like the one last month.
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