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Austin woman and her infant survive crash in Round Rock thanks to Good Samaritan

(Photo courtesy: Laura Shute)
(Photo courtesy: Laura Shute)
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Austin mom Laura Shute was making her way to her nearly three-month old daughter's check-up, when a pickup truck collided with her car.

"I have broken ribs and a punctured lung and a brain bleed. And my daughter has cuts from the glass busting – she had a few cuts on her head and the bottom of her feet, and then she also had a brain bleed, as well," said Shute.

The crash happened in Round Rock, near Bowman Road and Bradmore Drive. On impact, Shute says she blacked out, that day in February. And after her father spoke with a witness just yesterday, she's learning what happened in the moments after that. An unidentified man pulled Shute and her daughter from the wreckage, and then took off before EMS arrived.

"Who knows what could've happened to my car if it would've exploded -- and who knows if it would've exploded on him," said Shute. "It's just refreshing to know that there's people like that still in this world, that are just kindhearted. They're not asking for anything in return, and I just want him to know that I'm grateful."

Now, Shute is trying to track down the man she's calling her 'guardian angel,' to thank him.

"We escaped death," said Shute. "We should be dead, but by God's grace, and that man and EMS and everybody, we're alive, and I get to take care of my baby, and enjoy life with her, which is my whole purpose."

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