A mother of six is grateful to be alive after being shot while driving on a Tulsa highway.
“I was like, ‘Am I just going to sit here and die on the side of the road? Is someone going to get to me in time?'” Amanda Harrell said.
Harrell said she was still in shock after what happened Wednesday morning. She describes what happened when she was driving on I-244 between Yale and Harvard, toward Big Cabin.
“I don’t know where it came from, but it was just a loud pop and a sound like my tire had exploded! But then I felt a tingling, aching and burning sensation in my stomach and that’s when I looked down and there was blood, and I was like ‘oh my God, I’ve been shot!’” Harrell said.
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Harrell said the bullet went through the driver’s side door. She remembers a single white car on the road but does not know who shot her.
“You just don’t know if you’re going to bleed to death or go into shock. I didn’t know what was going to happen – I mean who does?” said Harrell.
When asked, Harrell said at one point that she feared she was about to die.
“Yeah,” Harrell replied, “When I first looked and noticed I had been shot.”
Harrell went to the hospital, where doctors removed the bullet. Luckily, he didn’t hit any of his vital organs.
“It’s pretty much the worst pain I’ve ever had,” Harrell said.
Harrell is a wife and mother of six children. She believes an angel was with her on Wednesday, allowing her to return home to her family.
“Someone was there with me,” Harrell said. “I’m happy to be alive because my children have their mom.”
Police said they are investigating, but have no suspects at this time.