After getting the call to a horrifying car crash, Arkansas officials were assuming things would be more of a recovery than a rescue. However, when they got there, it soon took a jaw-dropping turn as they stumbled across a storm grate nearby. They were left in complete shock when they discovered what was inside.
Texarkana firefighters and police were recently called to the scene of a wreck just after an 18-wheeler illegally changed lanes, clipped a car, and sent the driver spinning off the road.
Sadly, there were reports of injuries with word that one person had even been ejected from the car.
An eight-month-old baby who was thrown 30 feet from a car during a car crash was found unharmed beneath a drainage grate.
Texarkana Firefighter Josh Moore told WLOX that they found the baby girl three feet beneath the grate ‘sitting up and looking up at us waiting for us to pull her out’.
The infant’s family told first responders at the scene that after the crash they were unable to locate their child.
Firefighters were able to make the miraculous rescue with the help of a Good Samaritan, who was digging through a layer of hay over a grate, the station reported.
‘There had to be some kind of divine intervention for her to end up being okay,’ Moore said.
‘She wasn’t screaming, she wasn’t crying, she was just sitting there waiting for us,’ he added.
Moore told reporters that they then ‘reached down there and she more or less had her hands up for someone to pick her up’.
The baby girl didn’t suffer major injuries and had only a few scratches on her forehead.
Capt Charlie Smith told the station that ‘so many times we go out and things aren’t okay. And just during the holidays here to have a positive just feels good.’
The firefighters said they were worried about the mission being ‘more of a recovery’ rather than a rescue.
Police say the child’s car seat was installed incorrectly, but authorities didn’t issue the family citations.
Thankfully, no one else was seriously injured.
But the driver of the 18-wheeler was ticketed for improper and unsafe lane change.
They are lead to believe that the driver clipped the car and caused the crash.
It’s almost as if angels carried this untouched/unharmed baby to the storm drain. This family must feel pretty special to know that they had a guardian angel looking over their family.
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