Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Mum Reveals Her Bruised Body After Shielding Her Baby From Huge Storm

Mother battered by massive hailstones in heroic attempt to spare her baby B Mathur
Deanna Wagner | 14 October, 2018, 04:41

Fiona Simpson, a 23-year-old Australian woman from Queensland's Kingaroy town, went into full-blown mommy mode on Thursday as she threw herself on top of her four-month-old daughter to shield her from hail that was pouring through her busted vehicle windows.

The storms are expected to continue in southeast Queensland, with the Bureau of Meteorology anticipating a further 50mm of rain on Friday and further downpours and powerful southeasterly winds to persist until at least Monday.

"A mother's love can make you do the unimaginable", commented Candice Lamb on Simpson's Facebook post.

"I'm just a mum - you do anything you can to protect your child no matter what, even at your own expense and I would do it again", she told ABC. "I couldn't see in front of me, I couldn't even see the line on the road".

The rear window had been smashed by hailstones, leaving baby Clara exposed to enormous chunks of ice. "All this rain starts coming in, and the back window where my daughter was was just open.it's gone", she told ABC.

She desperately pulled young Clara from her baby seat and placed her on the driver's seat floor while also trying to shield her grandmother from the terrifying onslaught from mother nature.

Simpson soon heard a loud bang and turned around to see what had happened.

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Further police searches of the entire building, including the use of cadaver dogs , did not uncover any other bodies or remains. Authorities said construction workers found the bodies on Friday at the Cantrell Funeral Home on the city's east side.

In the Facebook post on Thursday she said: "I've learned my lesson today, never drive in a hail storm!"

"We parked at the side of the [road] when the storm got too heavy and the hail blew out our windows", Simpson wrote on Facebook.

As for the baby, she only has a few scrapes and bumps, but "by the time we got to the hospital she was happy and smiling and giggling and playing, so she'll be alright", Simpson told The Project.

"I know I'll be sore tomorrow, does anyone know of a cream or ointment that will help with the bruising?"

"My entire back, arms and head are badly bruised".

A Kingaroy mother thought her baby was going to die when they were pelted by hail after becoming trapped in her auto during the supercell thunderstorms that wreaked havoc across Queensland's South Burnett region yesterday.Fiona Simpson, 23, was driving from Nanango on the D'Aguilar Highway to her home with her 78-year-old grandmother and 4-month-old daughter when the rain started to roll in.Ms Simpson said she had not heard the warnings but knew she needed to pull her vehicle over when it started getting heavy."I wasn't driving very fast because I couldn't see very well..."