SAN ANTONIO - Olivia Saenz was loading her child onto a school bus in front of their home in Southeast Bexar County when she sprang into action. There was just time for her to push her 9-year-old son Jacob out of the way as the speeding car approached. She was able to save her son, but she was hit by the oncoming car that veered onto the shoulder off Highway 181 South.
Olivia recalled the scene, "When they were putting me in the ambulance he said, 'Mom -- you saved my life!' He said, 'Please tell me you're going to be okay. You promise you're going to be okay.'"
Olivia, 34, was in the hospital for two weeks after suffering a broken arm and had to have surgery on her broken leg. She also had a minor concussion after getting thrown on the windshield of the car.
While she feels grateful to be alive, she also feels what happened to her is a major warning sign. The speed limit on the highway is 65 miles per hour. Olivia says she's concerned because cars are coming way too fast to stop for a bus that is picking up kids on the right lane of the highway.
News 4 San Antonio found out from the East Central School District the state decides where the school bus stops on that highway.
"To me, this is a sign that they need to change the law. They need to change where that bus stops," Olivia exlpained to News 4.
There's a benefit to raise money for Saenz -- who is overwhelmed with medical bills. She is a single mother of two children. It will be held at Gonzalez Ice House in San Antonio on February 23rd from 11am to 4pm.