Woman thanks God after escaping crash with semi in Fort Myers

Reporter: Sydney Persing
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Firefighters and EMS responding to a crash at Winkler Avenue and Evans Avenue. Credit: FMPD

A mother of five survived a horrific crash with a semi.

Savannah Leduc is thanking God for living through the crash at Winkler and Evans avenues.

It left her vehicle pancaked underneath the semi.

Leduc was driving down Winkler Avenue just after 6 a.m. when her boyfriend called her. She told him she had to hang up because it was so foggy out.

“People are driving like crazy,” she said.

The next thing she remembers is waking up in the middle of the intersection under the semi.

“All I can say that was God protecting me because I could have been dead right now,” Leduc said.

Leduc said her brother showed her the video of what the crash looked like.

“I’m still shaky, I’m shocked. I would have left behind five children,” Leduc said.

When a truck peeled that semi off her car it revealed how her numbers and windows were smashed into a thousand pieces but Leduc didn’t break one bone.

“For some reason, there was something that was protecting me and the only injury I got is just my face,” Leduc said.

Her face is still bloody and her mouth is still swollen. You can hear in her voice, she is a little hard to make out.

If you learn something from her crash she hopes it’s about God.

“Just know that he’s real,” Leduc said. “No matter what situation anybody goes through, just know that he’s always by your side. I couldn’t believe it until I had to see it for myself. That he is actually a wonderful, wonderful person and he’ll always be there no matter what. But he saved me. I know he can save others out there.”

The crash remains under investigation.

An EMT on his way to work stumbled upon the crash and rushed to help Leduc.

She would like to thank him.

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