You pull the internal handle of a car door too! At least if all her weight is against the door from the inside, if and when the handle finally works and the door flies open outwards, her weight will be pushing in the right direction and will help the door open even faster.
The way I'm imagining it, she's not pulling the car door, she's pulling the small handle on the inner panel of the door to open the door from the inside.
Yeah, the way I'm thinking of it is she's trying to pry open the door from the outside, and using the side of the car as leverage...
Too many possibilities.
I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.