Delila Durant's heart sinks every time she thinks about the frightening moments on the Southfield freeway Saturday afternoon.
"I didn't care how sore I was, I didn't care about myself," she said. "All I wanted was for everyone to get out of this car."
Durant was driving when she lost control of her vehicle, causing it to leave the service drive and land on the freeway.
Her pregnant sister and their children were the precious cargo inside.
"We were informed there was a car accident in the area of Southfield and Grand River," said Eric Blackwell of Detroit police. "The vehicle was over."
Durant and her family were scared beyond belief when suddenly police and first responders came to their rescue.
"It was crazy, I just wanted to make sure the kids got out and that everyone was okay," said Detroit Police Officer Verona Shaw. "The 2-year-old, he was crying a lot and had bruises on his face. I tried to to get him first."
Sore and still rattled by the accident, Durant wants the officers and first responders to know her heart is overflowing with gratitude
"I want to thank everybody," Durant said. "The police officers, I want to thank the firefighters. I want to thank the veteran that really helped. I know I don't know your name, but thank you for helping me."
Shaw said she made such a connection with Durant and her sister that she now calls them family.
The officers say they appreciate the thank you, but they say they were just doing their job.