A teenager who had crashed her car has been found after her mother used a phone tracking device when she didn’t show up before her evening curfew.
Macy Smith, 17, was found lying in a ditch about 7 metres down an embankment in Pilot Mountain, North Carolina, at 10.30pm on June 7.
After tracking her location, her mother, Catrina Alexander, discovered her pinned beneath her car, where she had been trapped for seven hours after “hydroplaning” off the road.
She laid in immense pain with her arm crushed between the car and the ground.
In an emotional post to Facebook, Macy shared the wave of relief she felt when she heard her family calling her name as they searched to find her in the dark.
“I will never forget the sound of my family calling out my name when they found me around 10.30pm,” Macy wrote.
“I hydroplaned at 4.00 pm and ran in between two trees down an embankment, flipped my car three times, and landed in my back seat with my arm pinned in between the car and the ground.”
Macy said despite having a fractured neck and no feeling in her arm due to all the nerves being destroyed, she considered it a miracle she had survived.
“I held on to my bible and prayed harder than I had ever prayed before. I do not deserve to be here right now, but God has bigger plans for me,” she wrote.
She shared photos of her smashed up white car in her post, showing its bumper wedged through its smashed windshield.
Her mother told news site WFMY TV it was out of character for her daughter to miss her curfew and not make any contact.
"I can't explain watching the GPS on my phone, with the dot for my phone getting close to hers and then suddenly seeing the tire tracks," Ms Alexander said..