WESTFIELD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - With her mother hurt in a car crash, the burden of finding help fell to an eight-year-old girl.

The girl was a passenger in a Toyota Camry being driven by 26-year-old Lili Parady from Fort Fairfield. Maine State Police said Parady was traveling southbound through Westfield on Tuesday night when she lost control rounding a curve on Route 1 near the intersection of Miller Road. The car left its lane and hit a tree.

Police said Parady was not wearing a seatbelt and suffered serious injuries. However the injuries to her daughter, who was secured in the back seat, were described as minor.

The girl was able to climb out of the car and walk to the side of the road to flag down help from a passing driver. Once emergency crews were called in, they freed Parady from the car with hydraulic cutters and sent her along with her daughter to Aroostook Medical Center.

Due to the severity of Parady's injuries, she was transferred by helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center for further treatment. Her daughter was released from the hospital after getting the treatment she needed.