How Life360 Helped Rescue Melinda’s Son

Our users at Life360 often share stories of how they’re using the app – whether it’s about how they are staying connected with their families or have ease-of-mind from monitoring new teenage drivers. The stories of gratitude we receive on a daily basis keeps us working hard to constantly improve our app. We recently connected with one of our users, Melinda, who shared a review on the app store recapping how Life360 helped her son after he was in a car accident. Below is her story.

Melinda has a 20-year-old son who is in the military and often travels in between cities to visit his family and his girlfriend. One night several months ago, he was planning to drive back from a weekend with his long-distance girlfriend in Virginia. As a worried mother, Melinda requested he download Life360 so she would feel at ease with him driving alone in the middle of the night – which he’d do often to avoid traffic. Unfortunately, at around 1:45am during his drive, he crashed on the highway, and his phone screen shattered. Life360, sensing the collision, immediately dispatched emergency services and ambulances were on the scene to take him to the nearby hospital.

When Melinda awoke the next morning, she saw she had been notified by Life360 about her son’s accident. Her heart dropped and was terrified when she called her son and his phone was dead.

“It was every mother’s worst nightmare to see something happened to your kid,”

She and her husband immediately used the directions Life360 provided and drove to the hospital at which he was treated. Thankfully, her son only suffered minor injuries – a concussion and a few bruises. Had he not downloaded the Life360 app, he would have been unable to contact emergency services in the middle of the night due to his broken phone screen.

“I was grateful that he had Life360 to help him – I don’t know how long he would have been there if he didn’t have it,”

Melinda and her family were undeniably thankful for the services and his safety. Melinda downloaded Life360 two years ago to stay connected with her husband and youngest son.

“Having Life360 on our phone gives me peace of mind knowing my family got where they need to go. I’ve recommended to a lot of my friends to download it – it’s really been a lifesaver.”

We’re incredibly thankful Melinda and her family are safe and that Life360 could be there for you. Thank you for letting us share your story!