In 2015, a horrific car crash occurred in Abbeville County, Louisiana, and almost cost a man his life.
However, the victim's family firmly believe that a guardian angel was watching over their loved one as the crash happened and saved his life. They say that angel can be seen clearly in a photograph (left), taken shortly after the crash by a passing pastor who witnessed the accident and stopped to help.
Lynn Wooten, a cousin of the crash victim, said at the time: "You can see on the picture, on the right-hand side that the angel looks like he's actually knelt with his hands up praying over him,"
That guardian angel is one reason that she believes her cousin is still alive today.
“If you had seen the state of the car you would think nobody could come out of it alive, but we believe that the 'angel' stayed with him to give comfort and spiritual strength until physical help arrived.” she said. Pictures taken at the scene show a mangled Ford Explorer.
In a Facebook post at the time, Pastor Michael Clary who witnessed the accident said: “The vehicle stared rolling over. I counted four times before it hit the ditch then went airborne. Then it bounced against a large pine. And then I saw someone come out passenger side window. When I got to where it was, I was shocked to see a young man on the ground curled in a ball. The whole time this was happening I was in prayer mode asking God to protect this person.”
Ms Wooten said her cousin was then airlifted to hospital, where he was treated for a punctured lung in intensive care. He also broke his collar bone and several ribs, but went on to make a full recovery.
She added: “Our family strongly believes in guardian angels and that one with him at the time protecting him. My cousin was lucky he survived,”
She said she and the family were incredibly grateful that at the time of the accident, that there were two guardian angels looking after her cousin - the one captured in the photo and also Pastor Clary, who was there to witness the accident on the rural highway and summon help.
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