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COLBERT COUNTY, Alabama– A 24-year-old man is being called a hero after working frantically to save his baby niece after a car accident.
According to ABC News, Tyler Blake Kimbrall was following his sister’s car in his own vehicle, when she went the wrong way and crashed. The car was upside down, about 100 feet down from the mountainside road. Kimbrall’s 11-month-old niece, Breleigh, was trapped in the car.
Kimbrall immediately jumped into action. He told ABC News, he had a hard time seeing his niece, so he used the light from his cell phone and took video, using the screen to see her by angling the phone.
He told his sister, “You call 911. You let me work. You let me work for my niece.” He prayed the whole time. Kimbrall said it appeared Breleigh was lifeless. Several minutes later, she can be heard crying.
When rescue crews arrived, Kimbrall told ABC News an EMT let him continue rescuing his niece. He finally handed her over to an EMT. She was okay and did not have to be taken to the hospital. Kimbrall said the accident has changed his life and has made him closer to his niece.