HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KSNW) – A Hutchinson woman says she is alive and amazed her infant grandson doesn’t have a scratch after a crash in Hutchinson Saturday.
The Hutchinson Police Department said a 15-year-old boy was driving west on 6th Avenue Saturday afternoon and crashed with Aubrey Sigler’s northbound vehicle on Pershing Street.
Sigler was a block from home when her car got hit. Dale Peterson lives on the corner where it happened and ran to help after the accident on Pershing.
“It was horrific,” Sigler said on Sunday. “The impact was so horrendous that he was surprised anybody walked away from it alive.”
“When we went near the car, we thought the worst,” said Peterson. “This looked so bad. It was amazing to see that little grandbaby smiling in that car seat. Not a care in the world.”
Police say both drivers and passengers were properly restrained. A 19-year-old passenger in the 15-year-old’s vehicle was in critical condition and was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
“My son ran to the grandmother,” said Peterson. “I was helping those two teens.”
Meanwhile, Sigler says even though her car is a loss, she remains thankful to be alive.
“If my car would have been two feet more into the intersection, they would have hit the passenger side back door where my grandson was at,” said Sigler. “I told my husband we had to go down to that corner to pray today because it was nothing but God that kept us alive through that. I 100% believe that.”
The HPD is still investigating the crash.