Family thanks angels who saved lives in horror crash
IT was a terrifying 15 minutes for a Warwick family who survived a severe car accident as their car rolled three times at the bottom of Cunningham's Gap.
The family said if it wasn't for two special Warwick nurses, the situation would have been a lot worse.
It was a rainy Thursday morning when Classio Restaurant employees Jabin Joseph, Alosh Tom and Gibi Tomy were making their way to Brisbane for a day of shopping and exploring.
On their way down the range their back left tyre lost grip and their vehicle slid sideways then flipped three times off to the side of the road.
Mother Gibi says that's when god blessed her family with two angels.
"I thought everything was coming to an end," she said.
"Life just flashed before me," her son Tom said.
Kerry Taylor and Gail McIvor were travelling behind the family.
Gibi said she would be forever grateful to the women who pulled over and saved her life.
"One of them started calling the ambulance and the other one started first aid," Tom said.
Tom said the two nurses stayed with the family until emergency crews arrived.
"Everything was in slow motion," Tom said.
"I was trying to take her seatbelt off. I was trying to do things but my body just wouldn't work.
"They helped us, not just physically, but by holding us together.
"We were all in this confused state, it was all a blur."
The family said it was about 15 minutes before the emergency services arrived.
"There was everything, police, ambulance and firefighters there," Tom said.
Gibi was airlifted to the Princess Alexandra hospital with head injuries and whiplash and was discharged a day later.
Tom said he was scared of losing his mum at the scene.
"You hear all these stories about internal bleeding in the brain," he said.
"By the time Mum was in the chopper, she was unconscious.
"I was just praying and saying 'It's not happening, please. It's not happening'."
She has since made a full recovery and said she wanted to invite the two women to dinner at their restaurant.
"We would like to thank them and invite them down to the restaurant for dinner," Tom said.
"That's the least we could do, they saved our lives."