The little girl whose name is Jordan Landon of Cove City was airlifted to a hospital Sunday night after rescue teams cut her out of the 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo that had been upside down in a culvert since Friday night. The crash killed her father Douglas Landon, but it’s just amazing how this little angel kept her composureÂ in such a dangerous situation. Read inside for more details.
Jordan (9 years old) survived two brutal nights in the freezing cold [tempertures reaching less thanÂ 30 degrees]Â upside down while being strapped to her saftey-belt. Having little toÂ nothing but pop-tarts and gatorade to eat and drink on. She had a coat on so she was able to keep some what warm in the dangerous conditions.
The car was discovered by a man walking along the highway who noticed the car flipped upside down and he instantly called 991. The cars speedometer was stuck at more than 100 mph and people close to the fatherÂ are just very shocked at thisÂ terrible situation. Friends of Douglas find it hard to believe that he was going that fast.
Butch Morse his employer and friend said: “He wasn’t speeding, there is no way in God’s green earth he was speeding.” And another close friend said that he was trying to protect her. “He was curled up in a ball with his arm right across his chest and his other arm pushed out across Jordan. He was trying to hold her and trying to keep her protected, he was a good father.” Kevin Brinson says.
The mother of the little girl and Mr.Landon’s long time girlfriend,Â Claudette Leohmann, said Jordan was recovering but was very upset about the loss of her father.
So damn sad about the father. But at least we didn’t lose a young precious life that was just beginning! Our prayers go out to them and their families.