PILOT MOUND, Ia. – On a frigid Tuesday morning last month en route to her high school, 17-year-old Aaliyah Scott's Ford Excursion skidded on ice, spun backward into a ditch and flipped lengthwise, landing on its hood.
What she remembers most were the sounds of breaking glass and the screams of her sister and passenger, Vanessa, 16. Snow filled the vehicle. The sisters remained upside down in the ditch along a sparsely used rural highway for about 20 minutes until a passer-by happened upon them and called paramedics.
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