11/28/2014 05:47 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Florida State Trooper Brad Wagner Saves Woman Being Strangled By Own Seatbelt

Florida State Police

A woman in Brooksville, Florida, is happy to be alive after a state trooper saved her from being strangled by her seatbelt on Thursday evening.

The 38-year-old victim, whose name has not been released, became entangled in the passenger side seatbelt of her 2010 Toyota when her 4-year-old daughter put the seatbelt around the woman's neck to protest being put in a child seat.

The seatbelt then locked in place, squeezing the woman's neck and making it difficult to breathe.

Although her husband tried to remove the seatbelt, his efforts only tightened it more, according to

The woman was nearly unconscious by the time her husband was able to flag down Florida State Trooper Brad Wagner for help.

Wagner cut the strangling seatbelt and was able to help the victim start breathing again, WTSP reports.

After EMTs checked the woman out, she was allowed to continue on her way, reports.

No word on if the girl was punished for almost causing her mother's suffocation.

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