Woman Who Survived 40-Foot Fall: 'I Don't Want To Drown'

Morgan Jade recounts the horrifying moments when her car was thrown off a bridge.
2:21 | 07/22/13

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We'll move on to it was a miracle. The survival story, a woman speaking out after surviving not one but two brushes with death. A devastating car crash after a semi truck hit her and her car plugged off the chesapeake bay bridge. Abc's john muller has that amazing story for us. I saw my car explode with glass everywhere and air bags coming ott me full fort either morgan jade lake recounts the horrifying moment when an 18-wheeler slammed into the back of her car on the chesapeake bay bridge. Drags against the jersey wall of the bridge and I felt like i was going to be okay if I could stop on the bridge. Reporter: But she couldn't and her red 2007 chrysler plummeted 40 feet and hit the water like concrete. My eyes were closed. My mouth filled up with water really fast. I got one good scream in and i started to drown. I felt like my whole body was getting filled up with water and I stopped shaking and said i don't want to drown. I don't want to die. Reporter: What happened next was nothing short of a miracle. I visualized my car, took my right hand, pushed the seat belt, turned to the left side, window was already broken, went through it. Pushes off with my feet to get momentum and go up to the surface. Reporter: Bleeding and gasping for air she managed to swim to some nearby rocks. I felt my whole left side not working. It was in a lot of pain and i managed to use my right side to shimmy my way up on to the rocks as much as I could and i yelled -- I heard somebody yell, tay there. Help is coming. Reporter: Rescue teams were able to reach the 22-year-old. She was flown to the maryland shock trauma center in baltimore. Her injuries, just a sprained ankle, some bumps and some bruises. I'm just blessed to be here. Blessed to get a second chance at life. Reporter: Amazing. The investigation into what caused this continues. No arrests yet. The crash with that truck smashed out her car window and allowed her to escape in the water, another piece of good fortune it happened right after she got through the tolls. It was a 40-foot drop. Had it happened up at the top it would have been a 180-foot drop and a different outcome. That is a scary bridge.

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