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Newly released dashcam footage of an accident that left a massive semi-truck dangling from a bridge earlier this year is going viral and for a good reason. The heart-stopping footage of the Kentucky four-vehicle crash, which unfolded in March on the Clark Memorial Bridge in Louisville, Kentucky, is absolutely shocking. The accident supposedly happened when Trevor Branham lost control of his vehicle, crossed into the wrong lanes, hit another car, and then struck the semi-truck in question.

Sydney Thomas was reportedly driving the semi-truck, which was sent off the bridge and dangling. Fortunately, Thomas wasn’t injured in the astonishing event. She recently spoke out about what unfolded that day, how she believes God heard her prayers, and how she’s faring. Thomas told WHAS-TV, “Sometimes you pray, and I’m guilty of this: I pray, and I don’t think God is listening. But He was that day.” Her father, Marc Thomas, told the outlet that he, too, believed the Lord was watching over her. He said, “It didn’t really hit me until I looked over to my right [while crossing the Kennedy Bridge], and I’d seen that equipment hanging into the air. That [rescue] was nothing but God displaying himself to me.”

Sydney Thomas explained what led the truck to go off the bridge, noting the suspension on the vehicle went out, and she lost total control — a shocking horror that left her dangling 100 feet over the Ohio River, as WHAS-TV noted. She said, noting she really believed her life would come to an end, “When I went through the railing, I was like, ‘Wow, this is a crazy way to die.’” Thomas hung for 40 minutes until firefighters were able to use a crane to lift someone down to reach her. She remained still the whole time, fearing movement would send the truck plummeting into the water.

Louisville firefighter Bryce Carden soon appeared at her window mid-air, latched to a harness and hanging from the crane. He asked if he could pray with her – and the two proceeded to invoke the Lord. “She was praying a lot,” Carden told WHAS-TV. “And I prayed with her.” In the end, Thomas was rescued by the firefighter and lifted out of the truck.

Though she has no plans of traveling ever again on the Clark Memorial Bridge, she credited God for saving her and pledged not to be overtaken by fear. “God has me here for a reason, and I have to fulfill my purpose in life,” she said. “And I can’t let something like that stop me from doing what I’m supposed to do for Him because He brought me out of it.” Thomas added, “He doesn’t want me to…live in fear the rest of my life.”

As for Branham, he was arrested in March and charged with four counts of wanton endangerment and one count of operating on a suspended license, WDRB-TV reported. His next court appearance is in June.

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