As she approached the intersection of Tylersville Road and Princeton-Glendale Road earlier this week, Amanda Mountel began choking.
"So I'm driving and I'm eating a French fry and I started coughing, and it got lodged in my throat," said Mountel, whose toddler son was riding with her in the back seat.
With her airway completely blocked and in the middle of traffic on a busy West Chester road, Mountel had only one thought.
"I remember thinking, I need to get help for my baby; I cannot crash this car," Mountel said.
She jumped out of her minivan in a panic after not breathing for nearly a minute and tried to flag down another driver for help.
One person stopped but then drove off, and Mountel said she saw an elderly man across the road.
The man dodged traffic to rush to her aid, and a woman in another car also stopped.
"She says, 'Are you choking,' and I'm shaking, yes, and she turned me over and proceeded to do the Heimlich (maneuver)," Mountel said.
The French fly dislodged and Mountel resumed breathing, but she said she was unable to properly thank the man or woman.
"It was that close, and so I'm grateful for her and bringing back and letting me enjoy life all over again," Mountel said.
She's hoping to find those good Samaritans to tell them how much she appreciates their help.
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