Kent and Tana Parker and their two young daughters were driving home to Pasco, Wash. from a vacation in Seattle Wednesday on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass when an avalanche slammed into their Nissan Pathfinder.
It smashed the windshield with enormous force, covered Kent and Tana, in the front seat, in snow, ice and glass, and pushed the vehicle about 50 yards into a retaining wall. The parents suffered cuts on their hands, face and neck. Tana Parker also has bruises on her chest and neck, and is still in pain. But Nicole, 7, and Arianna, 3, were barely touched and weren't hurt at all.
Another motorist called 911, and two men ran through the snow and started helping the family. One said he was medically trained and provided first aid to Tana Parker. She was having a hard time breathing and was covered in snow. There was even snow between her body and the car seat. The man took off his coat, covered her and tried to keep her warm as they waited for an ambulance.
On "The Early Show" Monday, Kent told co-anchor Erica Hill he "held on for dear life" after the SUV was hit.
Tana said, "I thought, 'This is the end."'
"It's a miracle. It's a miracle," she added. "That's all I can say."
To see the entire interview in which the family told Hill what happened, click on the video with this story.