A woman’s story of her incredible encounter with a “guardian angel” after getting in a car accident is going viral.
In a post on her Facebook page, Arika Stovall explained she was in a car crash with her boyfriend, Hunter, when he slammed into a pole while traveling at 85 mph.
“I’m overwhelmed at how little damage was done to Hunter and I in a wreck that should have chopped our bodies in half,” she wrote in the post. “I’m in awe of the presence of God in this entire situation. Every part of this experience we went through points directly to Him.”
She added: “The way God helped Hunter to respond exactly the way he did behind the wheel, guiding the truck exactly where he should have to be able to avoid smashing head on into the pillar…that doesn’t just happen. God doesn’t throw protection around like that for no reason. He does it because he’s not finished with us.”
Stovall said that immediately following the wreck, she began yelling, trying to talk to Hunter to make sure he was OK.
What happened next shocked Stovall:
Looking to the drivers seat all I saw was his head through the windshield, a face full of blood, and a body that wasn’t moving. I looked straight out the truck and there was a man..bright with a big white beard. No other cars in sight…just this man. He was my guardian angel. He saw me and immediately told me that an ambulance was coming. I jumped out of the car, ran over to Hunters side and just looked at this man. From that moment until Hunter was cut & lifted out of the truck I believe with my whole heart that looking at this man helped me to literally believe in that moment that Hunter was next to me on the road.
I dont know if it was a hallucination or me unconsciously dreaming or a glimpse of heaven…but all I knew in that moment was that Hunter was safe with me. This man..looking at him for a short moment..helped me not witness Hunter being peeled out of the truck. I believe if I saw that I would have had a heart attack. Right when Hunter was actually out and next to me, I asked this man when the ambulance was coming. He told me in just a second. He walked away, I blinked and a flashlight was in my face. The paramedics were there helping me and Hunter and the anxiety and worry if he was okay disappeared because we were in good hands.
The couple miraculously survived the crash, and Stovall believes it was thanks to their “guardian angel.”
Readers shared their thoughts on the Mad World News Facebook page.
“Obviously God did bless them,” one reader commented. “85 miles per hour, really!! You really should be dead. Hope you all learn to do the speed limit if you want to live a long life.”
“Lucky for them, cuz he sure wasn’t around when my family needed him, I lost both parents, 5 month baby brother and 3 sisters all under age 5 in one wreck,” another commented. “That’s when I lost my faith and belief.”