A Georgia woman’s photo of a car accident on April 25 gave a family much-needed peace.
As People magazine reported, Anisa Gannon, of Gainesville, Georgia, snapped a photo of a car wreck when she was stuck in traffic. She said she wanted evidence to show her boss why she was late for work.
But her photo caught something interesting. Her aunt saw the picture, which showed “an image of a golden beam of light connecting the wreckage to the clouds above,” according to People magazine.
“She said, ‘Anisa, it looks like a pathway up to heaven,’” Gannon said about her aunt’s first viewing of the photo.
Gannon’s aunt, Tara Noble, tracked down the families of Hannah Simmons, 23, her daughter, A’lannah, 9 months, and friend Lauren Buteau, 28 — the victims of the crash — and gave them the photo, according to the People.
According to The Gainesville Times, Simmons lost control of the vehicle and struck the curb along the road. She went over the center median and rotated counterclockwise in the direction of an oncoming truck, which smashed into Simmons’ car.
A’lannah Hopkins was transported to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where she died of her injuries, The Gainesville Times reported.
The driver of the truck, Dana Collins, did not suffer any injuries.
The photo, according to Simmons’ mother Judy, gave the family peace.
“I just needed something to show me that they were in heaven and that they were OK,” Judy Simmons,told People. “And that was my confirmation.”
Judy said she keeps a copy of the photo on top of her TV.
“Nothing’s ever going to be the same, my heart’s broken and I miss them daily,” she says. “If it wasn’t for the picture, I don’t know, it made it a whole lot better for me.”