A Colorado mother and her four-year-old daughter narrowly escaped tragedy on Tuesday when their SUV crashed through a fence in Boulder, leaving their vehicle teetering precariously over a five-foot drop.
The terrified young girl begged officers to save her mother, too, as they worked to pull her from the backseat.
The heart-stopping incident unfolded around lunchtime when the unidentified woman, driving a Lexus SUV, inexplicably ploughed into a wire fence along a sidewalk in the city.
The collision caused the front two wheels of the luxury vehicle to hang over a concrete retaining wall while the back wheels remained on solid ground.
Bodycam footage from responding officers shows the SUV perilously balanced on the narrow ledge, with the mother still sitting in the driver's seat and her daughter strapped into a car seat behind her. The precarious position left officers scrambling to rescue them before the vehicle plunged down the drop.
Boulder Police Officers Carlos Castro and Raquel Ray were the first to arrive on the scene. As additional officers worked to stabilize the dangling SUV, Castro opened the back door to reach the four-year-old girl while his colleague Ray spoke to the mother through the driver's side window.
The video captures the tense moments as Ray repeatedly urges the panicking mother to take her foot off the gas pedal to stop the wheels from spinning. Meanwhile Officer Castro maintains a calm demeanor as he unbuckles the little girl, telling her "I'm going to get you out."
Clutching her beloved stuffed unicorn, the youngster bravely asks officers to help her mommy too. Castro gently carries the blonde-haired toddler to safety before returning to assist the woman out of the driver's seat to solid ground.
Both the mother and child were unharmed in the dramatic crash, but details about events leading up to the accident remain unknown. The incredible rescue was captured on several officers’ bodycams, showing their steadfast efforts to bring the precarious situation to a safe conclusion.