GA Woman's Leap of Faith Saves Her Life

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An Atlanta, Ga., woman is alive after jumping from a bridge to avoid a multi-car pile up -- and she's thanking God for surviving.

Bianca Vera, 22, was traveling across an icy bridge when she lost control of her vehicle and slammed into the wall. She jumped out to check the damage and saw another car barreling towards her unable to stop.

To avoid being hit by the SUV, she jumped four stories into the icy water below.

"(I was) just praying that somebody would hear me so I don't have to keep on swimming because I don't think I'll make it. But it wasn't until yesterday that I realized that the only person who needed to hear me was God," Vera said. "He helped me and He was there, and He was the one who got me to the shore. God spared my life. I have a purpose and I just have to find it."

The force of the impact broke one of Vera's vertebrae. Despite her injuries, she swam more than 100 yards for nearly an hour to get to the shore.

Paramedics said quick thinking saved her life.

Vera is hoping to return to school in a week after her back has healed.

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