Dramatic video shows uncle rescuing baby niece after car flips over

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Dramatic video shows an uncle rescuing his 11-month-old niece after his sister's car flipped over.
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Dramatic video shows the moment when an uncle saved his 11-month-old niece after she was involved in a car accident.

Tyler Blake Kimbrell had been driving behind his sister Destiny in Colbert County, Ala. on August 4 when he saw her car plummet 100 feet and overturn, according to WHNT. Destiny was ejected from the car but sustained no injuries. However, Blake's niece Breleigh was still trapped inside.

Kimbrell sprang into action and used the light on his phone to guide him through the dark to free his niece.

"The first thing I saw was what looked like a lifeless body laying there, but I knew there was hope," Kimbrell told WHNT.

"I think that anyone who is a decent human being would do that for someone, regardless if it was family or someone that's a stranger," he said.

Kimbrell says that he and his sister lost most of their things in the wreck, and has set up a GoFundMe page to help out his sister and niece with a target goal of $15,000.

"My sister, and niece have literally lost almost everything since the crash. Truth be told ... living out of her car was one of the main reasons she was visiting to begin with. She lost all of her, and baby Bree's clothes in the crash, as well as her cellphone, and all other personal items that couldn't be recovered. This is why she hasn't been in any news interviews, despite popular demand," Kimbrell wrote on the GoFundMe page.