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Girl, 7, honoured by Squamish RCMP after serious crash

Last Updated Oct 9, 2020 at 11:07 am PDT

Summary

A young girl has received special recognition from Mounties in Squamish

Seven-year-old Adelaide Prince and her mother were involved in a serious crash in Squamish last month

Adelaide was able to flag down help despite being hurt in the September crash near Britannia Beach

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.