Woman gives birth during car crash then can’t find baby
(CNN) — A frantic trip to the emergency room became even more chaotic for a Georgia family when a mother gave birth during a car crash — and they couldn’t find the newborn when the vehicle came to a rest.
Police say a woman was behind the wheel of her SUV early Monday morning in Lilburn, Georgia, rushing her pregnant adult daughter and a 1-year-old to the hospital because her daughter was in labor.
It was dark and the roads were wet. When the driver tried to make a turn, her vehicle hydroplaned across the roadway then hit a curb and power pole before slamming into a brick wall, police said.
Police body camera footage from the scene shows windows of the SUV were busted out during the impact.
Lilburn Police officers responded to the scene.
“I gave birth in the car,” one of the women is heard telling the officers in the body camera footage. The women told officers they couldn’t find the baby.
The officers began searching for the newborn, using flashlights to search the area around the SUV.
Officer Huff began searching the backseat of the SUV where the pregnant woman had been sitting. It was there he found the baby under a seat with the umbilical cord still attached.
Body camera footage shows Huff gently lifting the baby out from under the seat and rushing it to emergency medical workers.
The entire family was taken to a local hospital. The newborn was placed in a neonatal ICU and was stable.
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