9-year-old crash survivor recovering at home

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Nine-year-old Hudsyn Shaw is a survivor.

Over Labor Day weekend, she went to spend the night with her friend and neighbor, Zoey Mattingly.

Zoey’s mom, Tera Mattingly, decided to take the girls for a ride Sunday night.

“I knew that she liked to take drives a lot because she had mentioned that to me, because she was a stay-at-home mom, she was always home with the baby,” said Hudsyn’s mom, Dawn Shaw.

Tera ended up driving off the roadway near S.E. 149th and Harrah Road, crashing the car.

Officials aren’t sure exactly what caused the accident.

Dawn had no idea what happened until the next morning when her neighbor told her that his wife and the girls never came home.

“I just immediately started praying, you know, and I was just praying that God protect her and keep her safe,” said Shaw.

Residents in the area of S.E. 149th and Harrah Road reported hearing a wreck Sunday night, but police couldn’t find it.

It was those same residents who discovered Hudsyn and the scene of the accident Monday morning.

“She said she saw Zoey and crawled over to where Zoey was, and they found her with her arms cradling Zoey’s head,” said Shaw.

Shaw rushed to her daughter in the hospital, where she found out Tera and Zoey had died.

“It was just devastating.  I mean I just couldn’t, I just kind of broke down at that point because I just realized how lucky I was really to have her still here,” said Shaw.

Hudsyn has multiple fractures in her arm, clavicle, pelvis, back, and ankle.

She’s expected to be in a wheelchair for six to eight weeks, but she didn't suffered any internal or brain injuries.

Her mom says it’s a miracle she’s alive.

“Very lucky, very blessed,” said Shaw.

A GoFundMe account has been set up for the Shaw family to help pay for Hudsyn's medical bills.

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