SQUAMISH (CityNews) – A seven-year-old girl is being hailed a hero by Squamish RCMP.
Adelaide Prince received a special recognition from Mounties on Thursday, a month after she and her mom were involved in a serious crash.
It happened on Highway 99 near Britannia Beach. Adelaide and her mom’s vehicle went off the road and down a steep embankment, knocking the mother unconscious.
Adelaide, who was also hurt, climbed up the slope and managed to flag down passing cars for help.
“I hit my head a little bit on the side, but I just had some apple juice at the hospital and then my head was better,” Adelaide told CityNews Vancouver.
“I just felt bumpy a little and then it started getting way worse,” she recalled of the crash. “And I figure that I was on my side on my seatbelt and car seat, and that’s pretty much all I remember.”
Good Samaritans and first responders eventually relieved Adelaide to finish the work she bravely started.
By the way, when she grows up, Adelaide wants to be a doctor.