Man lifts car off girl


Last week, Nick Harris, 32, of Ottawa Kansas, managed to lift a Mercury sedan off the ground to save a 6-year-old girl trapped under it. (Paging Dr. Banner!) The girl, who apparently had been run over when the driver backed up, suffered a concussion and scrapes. From the Associated Press:

The 5-foot-7, 185-pound Harris said he tried later that day to lift other cars and couldn't.

"But somehow, adrenaline, hand of God, whatever you want to call it, I don't know how I did it," he said.

"I didn't even think. I ran over there as fast as I could, grabbed the rear end of the car and lifted and pushed as hard as I could to get the tire off the child," he said…

There were no witnesses to confirm what happened. But Ottawa police Lt. Adam Weingartner said, "I don't have anything to dispute it."

Hough said Ashlyn told her Harris lifted the car off her, Weingartner said.

Weingartner, the first officer at the scene, said Harris "was amped up pretty good. The first words out of his mouth were, 'I lifted the car off the girl.'"

"Kansas dad somehow lifts car off 6-year-old girl" (via Fortean Times)