Watch: Mom, daughter stuck on top of car during flood

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on September 12, 2013 at 12:09 PM

DENVER -– A Colorado mom’s car got caught in a violent flash flood in Denver earlier this week as water and hail tore through the street about four feet high.

Stephanie Liddick watched as the water poured into the vehicle, stranding her and her daughter.

"Then, the car started taking on water," Liddick said. "I was OK for a minute. Then, it rose seat high and started filling the cup holders."

She knew she had to move fast to save her six-year-old girl.

"We didn't have a choice," Liddick said. "We had to get out of the car."

So Liddick's daughter, McKenna, stood on the roof and her mom stood in the window, holding her tight, as the car started to float.

A witness grabbed his camera and turned back around to help the pair, putting his truck in the water voluntarily.

"He risked his pretty, pretty truck and himself," Liddick said. "Not everybody would do it, because nobody else did."

The man managed to get both the woman and the little girl in his truck, saving them. He then dropped them off on higher ground and even went back to tow their vehicle out of the water.

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