If you did not believe that a car lift was a wise investment, you may change your mind after reading this.
22-year-old Lauren Kornacki was named a hero after she lifted up a car weighing a ton and a half to save her father, Alec Kornacki, 52, who became crushed underneath after a Jack slipped.
Lauren ran to her father’s aid when a jack slipped as he worked under his BMW 525i on July 29th, at the family’s home in Glen Allen, Virginia. Lauren happened to be on her way out the door when she saw her father pinned under his luxury car.
“It flashed like; I’m going to lose my dad. His eyes were open; he wasn’t responding to me. I knew I had to get his heart beating again, and I had to get him breathing. I lifted it up … kind of threw it, I just shoved my body into it as hard as I could, and then I came back and dragged him out and started CPR,” Lauren told NBC 12, who was trained in CPR from her job as a lifeguard.
Two days after the incident, Alec Kornacki was still in the ICU with several broken ribs and various other fractures, but he was walking, reported CNN.
This real life accident is an example of how dangerous ground jack lifts can be, and shines a positive light on automotive lifts. Jack lifts may be a cheaper alternative, but are certainly not the safest. Automotive lifts are designed to make working on vehicles easier and prevent accidents such as this one.