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Michigan teen lifts vehicle off of trapped grandfather

A 15-year-old Michigan boy saved his grandfather’s life when he lifted a vehicle off of his 74-year-old grandfather who was crushed underneath.

Austin Smith, and his grandfather Ernest Monhollen, were fixing a car on Saturday in Ida, Michigan, just south of Ann Arbor. While Smith was inside the car, the 2,000-pound vehicle shifted off the cinder blocks that were supporting the car, causing it to slide down and trap Monhollen underneath.

In despair, Smith was somehow able to lift the vehicle high enough for his grandfather to crawl out to safety.

“I was just so scared,” Smith admitted. “I didn’t know what to do.”

Smith says that the unexpected accident has brought him closer to his grandfather.

“He’s a wonderful young man,” Monhollen told WDIV Detroit. “That’s all I can say.”

Monhollen’s escape however, did not go without injury.  He sustained a serious cut to his face, a broken eye-socket, and several cracked ribs.  He is currently recovering at his home.

Despite his injuries, Monhollen is still extremely grateful for his grandson’s quick action.

“Thank God he was here,” Monhollen said.  ”Because if it was just me and his grandmother, it would have been over.”