A woman is crediting God and her faith after surviving a terrifying car accident while on her way to a Bible study on Saturday.
Apol Lansang, a 25-year-old nurse from California, told the Press Democrat that she was driving along the highway and listening to some music when she noticed that an SUV was swerving over from the oncoming lane.
With little time to think, Lansang had to make a quick move: either turn to the right and go off the roadway and over a steep cliff or turn to the left and face oncoming traffic; she chose the latter and closed her eyes as she collided with the oncoming vehicle.
“I hoped that when I opened my eyes, it would be just a dream,” she told the Press Democrat. “In that moment, all I’m thinking is, ‘God, please save me. I don’t know what’s going to happen. I hope that when I wake up from this nightmare, I’m saved.'”
See the horrific wreckage below:
In the end, Lansang escaped virtuously unharmed — a miracle considering the gravity of the accident, with the Press Democrat reporting that her Chevrolet Impala was literally torn in half.
“What a mess. That must have been a head-on at about 80 miles an hour,” a man is heard proclaiming in video footage that captured the scene of the accident. “I’ve never seen a car cut in half like that.”
Lansang knows that the wreckage was bad — so bad, in fact, that she told KTVU-TV she “should have died” and can’t believe that she’s still here.
The other driver, Kevin Fenty, was ejected from his SUV, but suffered no serious injuries; he was later booked in jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, among other charges.
Police Officer Kylar Adams credited Lansang’s seat belt with saving her life, adding that it is “amazing [she] survived the crash.” Lansang believes that her love for God also helped sustain her.
“(Spirituality) is like my own getaway from the whole world, and I think that’s one of the reasons why I’m here,” she said “I’ve always devoted myself to God in any way I could.”
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