Seven-year-old ‘miraculously’ unhurt after tumbling from SUV

Virginia State Police are searching for a car involved in a crash on Interstate 95 that sent an SUV tumbling into a ditch Sunday morning.

None of the six people traveling in the SUV were seriously injured. The seven-year-old daughter of the driver, a Maryland woman, was thrown from the car as it went off the road. When the car was removed from on top of her, she “miraculously” crawled on her own out of the ditch, according to an e-mail from police spokeswoman Corinne Geller.

The car, a Ford Expedition, collided with another vehicle near Exit 166 in Springfield at about 5:30 a.m. The other vehicle drove away, and the travelers in the Expedition were not able to describe it to police.

Geller wrote that police are looking for information about the accident. Anyone with tips is asked to call 703-803-0026.

Julie Zauzmer is a local news reporter.
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