Florida Teenager Causes Accident, Possibly Saving a Life

By Stephanie Officer
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A Florida teenager intentionally caused a car accident-- in order to save a life.

Olivia Jones pulled the heroic act two days before Christmas. That’s when she says she was stopped at a red light in Clearwater, when she noticed the driver next to her was slumped over.

“I thought she was texting because she was looking straight down. And then she started seizing,” the Clearwater High School student told WTSP.

The woman was also foaming at the mouth. Jones noticed her car was starting to slide into oncoming traffic. She tried to alert the drivers behind her, but to no avail.

That’s when Jones says she pulled her car in front of the woman’s, letting it hit hers. “She was kind of like seizing out of the car. I took her seat belt off. She had blood and had peed herself. I was on the phone with 9-1-1.”

Authorities arrived two minutes later.

Jones says she is constantly discussing her aspirations of becoming an orthopedic surgeon with her family.

“I always talk to them about who I want to be in the medical field and how I want to save people and they’re like, ‘That’s how you got started. That’s your first step’.”

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