Colorado Woman Survives 5 Days Trapped in Her Car

After driving off a Rocky Mountain road, the single mother managed to signal for help with her umbrella.
1:53 | 05/06/14

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Now, to the amazing survival story. A Colorado woman trapped for at least five days upside-down, in a wrecked car, after tumbling off a rocky mountain road. One astonished rescuer saying she should not be alive. Clayton Sandell has the story. Reporter: This morning, it's like Kristen Hopkins is back from the dead. Her amazing survival story began as a grim discovery. People driving by spotted her wrecked car in a wooded embankment off this winding Colorado road Sunday, recording a dead body inside. Jim and fellow firefighters responded to the call. He was prepared to break the window. And she put her hand against the window. And that's when he said, she's alive. Reporter: That hand belonged to the 43-year-old Hopkins, a single mother of four. Firefighters say her car careened about 200 feet, crashing through trees, eventually landing upside-down. By the time she was found, she had been trapped for at least five days. She was in and out of consciousness at the time. Reporter: She couldn't use the horns or the lights to get attention. The battery was thrown free in the crash. But she didn't give up. Need doctor. Hurt and bleeding. The one that was -- six days without food and water. Reporter: A helicopter flew Hopkins to a Denver hospital, where doctors had to remove both of her feet. Kristen was injured with internal and external injuries. Reporter: This morning, Hopkins is in critical condition but alive. What hope she had, where drive, we don't know. But there was something there that kept her hanging on and fighting. Reporter: For ABC news, Clayton Sandell, ABC news, Denver. We hope she makes a full recovery.

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