Woman, 75, survived for days on pond water after Texas crash

Posted at 12:34 PM, Jun 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-30 15:20:14-04

SEYMOUR, Texas (AP) - A 75-year-old woman says she couldn't walk after crashing her car into a ravine in North Texas, but survived for two days after pulling herself through a broken windshield and soaking her T-shirt in a nearby pond to get water.

Wanda Mobley told The Associated Press from her hospital room Tuesday that she could hear vehicles passing on the road above but was weak and worried she'd get lost trying to crawl up the ravine. She suffered a fractured back.

Mobley says she was about three hours into a 300-mile drive to a family reunion in Oklahoma when she swerved to avoid something on the road.

Relatives reported her missing when she didn't show up. They located her Sunday in an area where her cellphone last pinged in Texas.

This version has been corrected, based on an interview with Mobley, to show she drank water from a pond, not oily water from her vehicle.

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