She Will Be Remembered As A Hero
In San Diego, a 10-year-old girl died last week in an act of bravery that can only be described as a miracle. Kiera Larsen will now be remembered as a hero for jumping into action when a runaway Mercedes SUV started rolling backwards down a dirt driveway in Lakeside. Larsen saw that the out-of-control vehicle was barreling straight towards 2 other young children, ages 1 and 2, and that’s when she sprung quickly into action.
Without concern for her own safety, Larsen was able to reach the young children shortly before tragedy struck, and pushed the unassuming kids out of the path of the oncoming vehicle. Unfortunately, as she was successful in save them, she was unable to save herself. Larsen was fatally struck by the Mercedes after helping the children.
On Tuesday, CHP Officer, Kevin Pearlstein, said of Kiera, “she sacrificed herself for another small child.” When authorities finally arrived on the tragic scene, they found the injured 10-year-old girl in critical condition. “Kiera Larson was rushed to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead from her injuries.”
Investigators are still working to determine the reason for the accident, but had Kiera not been there when she was, or not responded like she did- we could be mourning the loss of several young children today. “Were going to do an inspection of the vehicle, find out why this happened, find out if there was some sort of malfunction on the vehicle and go from there,” Officer Pearlstein told KTLA.
The mother of the other 2 children, Alissa Jenkins, told the station that she is grateful for the quick thinking and selfless actions of Kiera. “She saved both my daughters lives. These are my two kids that I have, and both of them could have been gone in an instant, but, she stepped in and took over and did what she knows best to do– and that’s to protect those around her.”
Jenkins fiance told reporter, “I don’t know how to … repay her. She must have been their guardian angel yesterday, they’re only here because of her.” he added, “She is truly a hero. She will forever be my kids’ guardian angel.”
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Kiera Larson if you would like to send you prayers, well wishes, or to the help the family pay for Kiera’s mounting funeral expenses.
“There is no greater love than this, to lay down one’s own life for a friend”
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