This Mother Protected Her Baby With Her Body Against A Brutal Hailstorm

Fiona Simpson/Facebook

On Thursday, October 11, a hailstorm barrelled over Queensland, Australia. The storm ripped the roofs off of houses and caused large amounts of devastation as it went.

Fiona Simpson from Kingaroy, Queensland, was driving home with her daughter when the storm struck. The storm was so intense she had to pull over and, before long, the hail broke through several windows of the car.

Simpson’s daughter was in the backseat, so the mother had to act quickly.

Barely thinking, Fiona jumped into the back and shielded her child with her body.

She later told Insider:

“I’m just a mum—you do anything you can to protect your child, no matter what, even at your own expense, and I would do it again. I jumped over the back seat, over her car seat, holding my body over hers.”

The hailstones pelting the roof were so loud that Simpson couldn’t hear her baby’s screams.

When the storm was finally finished, her back had taken a rather severe beating.

Simpson later posted photos of her injuries to Facebook.

I’ve learnt my lesson today, NEVER drive in a hail storm! We parked on the side of the road when the storm got to heavy…

Posted by Fiona Simpson on Thursday, October 11, 2018

In her post, Fiona says she learned a valuable lesson:

“I’ve learnt my lesson today, NEVER drive in a hail storm!”

Fiona Simpson/Facebook
Fiona Simpson/Facebook

The storms in Queensland caused a staggering amount of damage.

See video of the devastation here.

Fortunately, these two made it out safe and sound!

Twitter was incredibly impressed with Simpson’s bravery.

And one person suggested the mother’s selfless act may help during the years ahead…

We’re glad they both will be ok, thanks to the courage of one very strong mother!

H/T – Insider, The Washington Post


Written by Collin Gossel

Collin Gossel is a writer and comedian living in Brooklyn, New York, but there are nights when he looks up at the stars and wistfully thinks to himself “there’s got to be more out there…” You can catch Collin improvising new musicals every Tuesday night at the Magnet Theater’s Musical Megawatt, or follow his unfiltered thoughts on Twitter and Instagram @CollinGossel.--