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Ottawa Man Becomes 'Superman' to Save Young Girl's Life
Tess Koppelman, edited by Jason Vaughn
December 18, 2009
OTTAWA, KAN. - An Ottawa, Kansas, man may not be
faster than a speeding bullet or more powerful
than a locomotive. But to one little girl, Nick
Harris is 'Superman' after he leaped into action
with what can only be described as 'superpowers'
to save her life after she became trapped under a car.
"He really is Superman," Kristen Hough, the
child's mother, said of Harris, the man she said
saved her daughter, Ashlyn.
Ashlyn, 6, says that she was walking down her
street on her way to school when someone backed
out of their driveway and hit her, pushing her
out into the street and rolling on top of her.
Harris, 32 who was in his car at that moment after
dropping his own daughter off at school, happened
to see Ashlyn get hit. So he jumped out of his car
and ran over to help.
When he got to the child, the 5-foot-7, 185-pound
Harris suddenly became Superman, lifting the
Mercury sedan off the child.
"I just seen a child get hit, pushed into the
street and rolled underneath the car," said Harris.
"I grabbed the car, picked it up and pushed and
moved it out of the way."
Harris says that he still isn't quite sure how he did it.
"I've tried four or five times since then, (and)
I can't do it, it's impossible," said Harris.
"Christmas miracle, I guess."
"I didn't witness the Superman heroic events of
Nick, but I heard all about it and I'm so glad he
was there at the right time," said Hough. She says
that her daughter has some scrapes and bruises and
road rash, but otherwise she's fine.
"I didn't even break a bone," said Ashlyn with a smile.
"I was amazed because I was expecting her to be
in a half-cast, the car was laying on her hips,"
said Harris. "I was just at the right place at
the right time."
The driver of the car has not been ticketed, but
Ashlyn's mom just hopes that people will remember
her daughter's story when they climb behind the wheel.
"I'm hoping with all of this, people will just
look twice for kids," said Hough. "She shouldn't
be here and be walking. She really is my
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