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Woman lifts BMW to save her dad's life

Woman lifts BMW to save her dad's life

Thu August 2, 2012 9:07pm

A US woman saved her father by lifting a BMW that had rolled on top of him.

Lauren Kornacki, 22, from Virginia discovered her father pinned under his car in the family's garage.

Her father Alec, 52, was fixing the car when it reportedly fell on top of him after the jack slipped.

Lauren, a lifeguard and former basketball player, sprung into action.

''I lifted it up. . . kind of threw it,'' she told NBC 12.

''I just shoved my body into it as hard as I could, and then I came back and dragged him out and started CPR.''

Lauren said she was able to push the car hard enough to tip it off her father and drag him away because a tyre had been removed causing unevenness.

Alec, who weighs about 95kg, reportedly had no oxygen and his heart stopped beating for less than five minutes during the ordeal.

Lauren only had to do two sets of mouth-to-mouth before Alec returned to life, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

Two days after the incident, Alec was nursing several broken ribs and other fractures in hospital but walking, reports CNN.

"I'm just so lucky and proud I have daughters that can perform CPR and have the knowledge to save lives," Alec said in a statement.

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