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Two strangers rush to car after mom ejected and two little girls remain trapped in backseat
The family is desperate to find them following the accident.
Ma Fatima Garcia
07.26.22

“Life is too short and unpredictable not to live it exactly as you please.” – Unknown

Bonnie Baum Roth was a ray of sunshine. She was positive, happy, and loved life.

It was July 15, Friday, and it started out as a busy but beautiful day for Bonnie Baum Roth and her two little girls.

Around 8 in the morning, they were all set and started driving. Bonnie, along with Moxie, 9, and Roxie, 3, were on a trip to Long Beach for a dance competition.

“All their dance costumes, everything ready to go, they were excited,” Cheryl Baum, Bonnie’s mother, told KCTV 5.

In a split second, their lives changed.

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According to the California Highway Patrol, Bonnie lost control of the SUV. Her car swerved into the median strip.

Then, the car rolled down and ended up eastbound the Interstate 8. Everything happened in a snap. Because of the impact, Bonnie was ejected from her SUV.

She died on the spot.

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“We’re crushed. My soul is crushed,” Cheryl shared.

Bonnie was a very happy person. She was passionate about her life and wanted to live life to the fullest. Being a mother made her so happy and she would always be there for her kids.

She was a supportive mother to her kids. She would always come to every dance competition and would cheer for them.

“She would whistle and yell for them and support them and say, ‘You get it, girl!’” Cheryl remembered her darling daughter.

The kids miraculously survived with minimal scrapes and stitches, thanks to the help of two good samaritans.

Cheryl asked the public to identify the two ‘angels’ that saved her granddaughters.

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YouTube Screenshot / ABC 10 News

Immediately after the crash, two people rushed to the scene and took the girls to safety.

Gas had spilled everywhere, which means the SUV could explode at any moment.

“Any moment, that car could have burst into flames,” Cheryl said.

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The two good samaritans didn’t care. They went there, and even though it was hard to remove the girls from the crash, they didn’t stop until they did.

“I heard that it was very difficult for them to get them out. The babies were screaming. Anything could have happened to them.”

Not just that, around 10 minutes before the rescuers arrive, the two good samaritans were already done rescuing the girls.

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YouTube Screenshot / ABC 10 News

They were also able to cover up Bonnie’s body, shielding the little girls from the traumatic sight.

They didn’t even get their names.

“We’re pleading for you to come forward. You’re our heroes. You’re our champions,” Cheryl asked the public for help.

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YouTube Screenshot / ABC 10 News

Without them, the Baum family can’t imagine what could have happened.

They were heroes, and they gave the little girls another chance in life.

Bonnie would want her family to look for them.

“The little girls have asked where their friends were who helped them out of the car. We want to thank you. You’re part of our family now.”

Indeed, these heroes are angels.

Because of the tragedy, Cheryl had set up a GoFundMe account to help her and her family with the expenses.

As of now, the GoFundMe account had reached $60,193.

The authorities are still investigating the case, but they assured the public that drugs or alcohol were not contributing factors to the accident.

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By Ma Fatima Garcia
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Ma Fatima Garcia is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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