They were crimes against two women that were shocking and brutal.

It happened four years ago, they're still having impact today.

Laura Aceves of Eureka Springs, Arkansas was killed by her ex-boyfriend.

Then there's Laura Webb of Cabot.

She survived being run over twice by a truck.

Authorities said her husband at the time was the driver.

Both women were inspirations for  Laura's Law, which provides new resources to victims of domestic violence.

"On April 7, 2012, my husband at the time ran over me with a truck," Laura Webb said. "He backed over me and then he drove back over me and then he left the scene of the crime."

Mount Magazine in Northwest Arkansas is the highest point in the state.

The views are beautiful, but what happened to Webb on that mountain four years ago was anything but.

KTBS obtained a 911 call from a person who came to help Webb.

A portion of the call is as follows:

Logan County 911?

Hi we are at the lodge at cabin nine at Mount Magazine.

There is a lady who has been hurt very bad.

She's been beat up probably.

She is on our porch and she needs help.

Webb said she was run over with a truck after a heated argument with her husband about a divorce.

"When I saw the truck coming towards me I do remember thinking, he is going try to kill me," Webb said.  "I saw the brake lights come on. I saw the tail lights come on and then I realized he was going to back up over me."

She managed to crawl to a nearby cabin for help.  

"I don't remember the crawl. I got to the cabin I was below the window, so I tapped on the window. They couldn't hear me and then later I remembered I was able to pull myself up with one arm and they saw the top of my head. Then I fell back going to the concrete in front of the door and they came and rushed and saved me."

Court documents show her ex husband Mitchell Webb was convicted of domestic battery.

"He got 90 days in a county jail," Webb said. "It was a first offense it was a misdemeanor conviction."

Webb began to advocate for new state laws to help victims of domestic violence. She had help from the mother of another victim.  

First there was "Laura's Law." which requires police to ask domestic abuse victims a series of questions to evaluate their risk.

Things like, is there a gun in the house and has the victim ever been choked before. It's named after Laura Aceves, a mother of three murdered by her ex-boyfriend.

Webb was the inspiration for the "Laura's Card" law. It requires police to provide a card with information about victims' rights and assistance programs.

"Laura's card is much like a Miranda's rights card for victims," Webb said.

The night Webb was injured, her heart stopped twice. Her right lung collapsed and both kidneys shut down. Her crushed rib cage had to be rebuilt with titanium.

"The kindness and the mercy of strangers and the people that we encounter are extremely important to the healing process," Webb said.

Webb hopes the Laura Laws will help victims get the help they need before it is too late.

"Initially when I first survived it was difficult for me to live through the trauma of being nearly killed. Now almost four years later I'm overjoyed by being alive."

The first Laura's Card was distributed July 22, 2015.

Last week 30 thousand new cards were printed.

Funding came from the Arkansas Attorney General.

Studies show one in three women will be a victim of domestic abuse at some point.

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