Published: Aug 09, 2010 6:53 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 09, 2010 3:53 PM EDT

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) - Ten years after being rescued from the car where she was trapped for three days, 93-year-old Tillie Tooter is doing well and still driving.

Tooter survived was driving to Fort Lauderdale to pick her granddaughter up from the airport in August 2000 when another driver bumped her car from behind, pushing her over the highway guardrail.

Tooter survived on a stick of gum, a peppermint and a cough drop. She sucked a button to keep her mouth moist.

Her survival and rescue attracted national attention.

A decade later, the 15-year-old boy who spotted her crashed car is in jail. The man who left the scene of the accident spent three years in jail on an unrelated charged. And Tooter's granddaughter has married and is the mother of twins.

Tooter calls the last 10 years a gift.