Kansas Girl Says 'Superman' Lifted Vehicle Off Her

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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  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Dec 30, 2009 at 08:50 AM
    had to be angelic help. a superman with two wings sent from God almighty. one of them helped me out of a horrible car accident by which we ended up submerged in water. this was done by a real angel and not some fictional character.
  • by Ank Location: Greenville on Dec 20, 2009 at 06:30 PM
    ZOMG mommy, that man lifted the car off of me just like JAWN CENA!!11!
  • by Nathan Location: Eastern NC on Dec 20, 2009 at 12:37 AM
    I'm just pleased she said Superman and not something like Pokemon or Spongebob or Master Chief (the Halo guy) or Super Mario or a WWE wrestler or one of the other modern heroes in pop culture. No, she went all the way back to Superman! That's great! Congrats to the mom for raising an awesome kid.
  • by C on Dec 19, 2009 at 07:56 PM
    He found the strength through adrenaline, is my guess. Whatever the case may be, kudos to him !
  • by Ank Location: Greenville on Dec 19, 2009 at 06:03 PM
    Tony: Why so serious? The girl is fine and they did put up the superman symbol to go with the article so obviously WITN are having fun with it too. Lighten up.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2009 at 04:45 PM
    its nice to hear that there are still good people in this world!!!!!!
  • by Tony on Dec 19, 2009 at 04:34 PM
    To Ank and twilight fam- there are always some people who have to make stupid posts about things. This was a wonderful thing this man did and he just might have saved this little girls life.
  • by Ank Location: Greenville on Dec 19, 2009 at 03:33 PM
    I hope the girl and mom don't give away his secret identity or it could spell the rise of Lex Luthor!
  • by twilight fam Location: gvegas on Dec 19, 2009 at 11:53 AM
    it was a VAMPIRE:)
  • by shelley on Dec 19, 2009 at 11:19 AM
    These are the kinds of stories that we need to hear.

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