A woman survived the crushing weight of a car after she was pinned underneath it, thanks to the efforts of a few Oceanside, CA, police officers, reports NBC San Diego.
The incident happened in front of Nancy Nelson's home on Mountain Vista Way in Oceanside around 9 a.m. on November 28.
The car rolled over the 52-year-old when she accidentally left it in gear and stepped out to close the garage door to her Oceanside home. It pinned her to the ground and parked on her pelvis. She was pinned beneath the front driver's side tire of her car.
Neighbors heard her cry for help and tried to help but were unable to lift the car off of her.
Sgt. John McKean and his partner, Officer Tom Cahill, were able to lift Nelson's car with her neighbors' help just enough to ease her pain.
"We were probably there a good seven minutes trying to hold the car up," McKean said. "She was yelling at us, 'Please don't let it down!"
"I could feel the car getting heavier and heavier," said Cahill. "I asked someone to get a jack."
Once two more officers arrived, the group were finally able to lift the car high enough to pull Nelson to safety.
Nelson is going through physical therapy and has to use a walker but she did not suffer any broken bones.
She says she's forever grateful. She works as a massage therapist and says she will give free lifetime massages for the officers if they are ever in need.