Talk about a real-life miracle! Not only did an infant girl survive a horrific car crash after she was launched from the vehicle she was in, but she was found safe and sound in a storm drain 25 feet away from the crash site — with barely a scratch on her! Get all of the amazing details here.
With all the tragic news in the media, this is one story that has a beautiful, happy ending! In fact, some are even calling it a Christmas miracle! An 8-month-old baby girl was ejected from her family’s car on the night of Nov. 25 in Texarkana, Arkansas, but she ended up surviving, along with four others who were involved in the accident, according to KSLA.
But even crazier, she ended up in a storm drain 25 feet away and only had one scratch on her entire body! The crash occurred after a truck on Interstate 30 reportedly sideswiped the car the child was riding in, which in turn launched her into the air. The vehicle also flipped over after the crash, and the survivors could not find the baby girl.
First responders on the scene told the media outlet that they heard a noise near a patch of hay in the center divider. After checking it out, they found the infant inside a storm drain — and she was awake and ready to be rescued! “The baby … was sitting up and looking up at us waiting for us to pull her out,” Texarkana firefighter Josh Moore said, adding, “There had to be some kind of divine intervention for her to end up being ok.”
And it’s hard to disagree! After all, the baby went flying through the air and only had one minor injury. Authorities believe the precious baby rolled down a hill and then fell into the drain. Three firefighters were required to get her out, and she and four others in the car were taken to the hospital. The girl and all others were released from the hospital soon after, except for the driver, who’s still recovering from the scary accident.
“So many times, we go out and things aren’t ok…and just during the holidays here to have a positive just feels good,” rescuer Texarkana Fire Capt. Charlie Smith said. Although no one was charged, police did determine that the child’s car seat was not properly secured at the time of the crash. However, the driver of the truck that allegedly sideswiped the family vehicle was cited for an improper and unsafe lane change.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — are you amazed this little baby survived? Do you think it’s a true miracle?