OTTAWA, Kan. -- A Kansas mother is praising a neighbor as a "Superman" after her 6-year-old daughter told her he somehow found the strength to lift a car off her.
Kristen Hough said Friday that her daughter Ashlyn was treated for minor injuries afterward.
Hough's 32-year-old neighbor Nick Harris says he saw a vehicle back out of a driveway and over Ashlyn.
He says he doesn't know how he managed to lift the Mercury sedan off the child.
There were no witnesses to confirm the incident last week.
But Ottawa police say Ashlyn told them it happened. Lt. Adam Weingartner says he didn't have anything to dispute the account.
Weingartner says it appeared Ashlyn wasn't pinned under the car long enough to be seriously hurt.
Ottawa is 50 miles southwest of Kansas City, Mo.
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