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Woman Says Guardian Angel Saved Her From Horrific Car Crash: “It Was A Miracle!”

'Woman’s World' reader Carmen Rowland was miraculously rescued by an angel

For the last 20 years Woman’s World magazine has featured the weekly “My Guardian Angel” column, where real women share first-person accounts of their amazing encounters with Angels. Now, we are sharing those heartwarming stories of loving comfort, Heaven-sent helpers and miraculous rescues online with the mission of continuing to spread hope and light.

Here, Woman’s World reader Carmen Rowland describes how after she fell asleep at the wheel of her car, an angel miraculously intervened to keep her safe.

Carmen’s Guardian Angel story told in her own words:

I worked 80 miles round-trip in a different location away from my home. Every morning, while driving to work, I would always say a prayer and end with: “God, please put an angel in my car today.”

asphalt road and mountains with foggy nature landscape at sunset

On this one day, I left work early because I wasn’t feeling well. While driving, I reached over in my purse and got two Tylenol. But, I had actually picked up my anxiety medication by mistake. It’s the same color and size pill. As I was driving, at 60 mph on a less traveled highway, I fell asleep.

I was awakened by EMTs screaming my name, upside down and secured in my seat belt. The EMT’s directed me to crawl out the back passenger window. My car was a mangled mess and the driver’s side took most of the impact.

Carmen's crushed car after the accident
Carmen’s car after the accident

The next time I awoke, I was in the hospital, a nurse was shaking me, asking if I had someone to call to come get me. I don’t remember phone numbers because the numbers are in my contact list on my phone.

I fell back asleep, but then, suddenly, sat up in bed and rattled off my husband’s cellphone number. The nurse called the number and my husband just happened to be 15 minutes away seeing a client. I don’t remember him taking me home.

The next day, I woke up with no pain, no cuts or broken bones…just bruised knuckles from the air bag. It was amazing. My car was a mangled mess and the driver’s side took most of the impact. My hands were hit with such force that a diamond was gone from my setting.

Putting together the pieces

I later discovered I was taken to a trauma unit hospital, specializing in head traumas. The CT scan of my brain was normal. I went back to the spot I last remembered being in to put the pieces back together. It turned out I had traveled 6 miles after falling asleep. God planned for me to crash into a telephone pole, in a person’s yard and right before entering a busy intersection. The telephone pole looked like a splintered toothpick.

How did I drive 6 miles asleep? I didn’t…God’s angel drove my car and saved my life. A year earlier, my sister was killed in a similar accident. I know God saved my life for a purpose, and my angel is welcome to drive my car anytime she needs to take over the steering wheel!

Carmen's Angel painting
After Carmen was saved by her Guardian Angel, she was inspired to paint an angelic portrait

An Angel expert weighs in…

Angel expert, Sunny Dawn Johnston

“What a miracle that Carmen was not badly injured or killed in this serious accident, like her sister was a year prior. From the condition of her car, it seems she should have been. What I love about this story is that Carmen started her day and her drive with the prayer, ‘God, please put an angel in my car.’ I am sure she has said that a thousand times, and never needed the help,” says Sunny Dawn Johnson, a global authority on the angelic realm, with a portfolio of 22 books, including popular titles such as Invoking the Archangels, The Love Never Ends, and 365 Days of Angel Prayers. “But on this day, the angel was needed, and appeared just in time to save her life. Carmen’s story is a great reminder to always invite your angels into your life!” Read more of Sunny’s insightful stories here.

Do you have an Angel story to share?

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A version of this article originally appeared in our print magazine, Woman’s World.

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