JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. (KTVL) - Ashley Williams, her husband and her 10-month-old son were on a family weekend trip when a bullet pierced their vehicle and got lodged in her baby's car seat.
While Williams, understandably, does not feel ready to give a formal interview, she did provide pictures, information from her experience and a GoFundMe to fix up her car and repair the bullet hole.
Williams described the experience saying she heard a loud noise - loud enough to wake her sleeping son and husband in the back of the car. Nobody was hurt so she thought maybe she had hit something in the road. Once she and her husband ruled that out, she turned on her scanner app and heard about the interstate chase from Roseburg to the Merlin area.
They immediately checked around their vehicle and found a bullet hole on the door next to their son, Leviathan. Upon opening the door, she found the bullet had pierced Leviathan's car seat but stopped right before making an exit hole and striking her son in his right arm.
In her GoFundMe description, Williams explained her emotions during those moments.
"The only thing stopping the bullet from killing our son was padding and simple threads," Williams wrote. "There are no words to describe the happiness and relief of finding him unharmed."
Williams is now asking for the public's help to fix their car after the bullet pierced it. Williams currently has a goal of $2500, but is just asking for any help people can give.
Williams says she uses a "Graco 4ever DLX car seat" and will never use another kind as her baby gets bigger.
"This mom will never use anything less then the car seat that saved our rainbows life!" Williams wrote in the GoFundMe.