Recently, a heartstopping video showing a couple and their baby being just seconds away from death went viral. Shared by The Phoenix Police Department, the footage shows the miraculous escape the family made when one woman blocked the drunk driver’s car from running them over. The chilling crash took place around 10 p.m. and was captured by the traffic camera.
A woman named Shannon Vivar was recently hailed a hero after preventing a drunk driver from hitting pedestrians
The woman who happened to be in the right place at the right time is 27-year-old Shannon Vivar. That night, Shannon, her mother Shirley, and Shannon’s 3-year-old child were driving back home from Walmart, when suddenly Shirley screamed in shock. The woman noticed a Jeep running a red light and heading towards a couple with a stroller. The only thing that prevented a tragedy from happening that night, was Shannon who drove right into the Jeep, stopping it from hitting the pedestrians. “I don’t remember if I sped up or pushed the brake, but once I got hit, I was lost,” she said.
It was a close call for the family, but they were not harmed in any way and managed to run away after the collision. However, Shannon wasn’t so lucky. The woman sustained non-life threatening injuries and got her car damaged.
Right after the crash, the suspected Jeep’s drunk driver Ernesto Otanez Oveso attempted to flee the scene and threatened to stab the witnesses who were trying to stop him. According to the police, he is currently under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence and has also been charged with aggravated assault, being a prohibited possessor of a firearm, and four warrants.
While Shannon saved the day, the woman does not consider herself to be a hero. “Even though it wasn’t my intention to, the way I see it was, it was meant to happen that way,” she said. However, the situation did not come without a cost, as the car crash put her in debt. Her husband created a GoFundMe campaign in hopes that people will help them pay off the expenses caused by the incident.