Crash in Salem Leads to Delays, And Georgia Woman Gives Birth in Collision
USA- Wtvm.com writes that a car crash occurred in Salem on Highway 280. Police in the area of the Dudley Lumber Company were urging drivers to use caution when driving through the area, as just one lane was open.*
Another crash was reported in Georgia with unusual consequences. Rare.us writes that a pregnant woman who was in labor was involved in a wreck on her way to the hospital. The woman and her mother were traveling through Lilburn when they were involved in the collision. The woman, who was in the back of the car, delivered the baby in the impact. The panicked new mom could not find the infant and began searching the dark car for the baby.
When emergency workers appeared on the scene, they feared that the infant could have been ejected from the vehicle. Some began to search through the wreckage, but an officer then found the baby under one of the seats.
The baby was alive and breathing, and her umbilical cord was still attached. The mother, baby, and grandmother all were then transported to the hospital. Reports indicate that the baby is in the intensive care unit, but that she is now considered stable.
The chief of police commended the officers for their response to the unlikely incident and for saving the life of the newborn.
In recent weeks, the number of car crashes has dropped by about 50 percent in the United States. With the spread of COVID-19 and the resulting quarantine, fewer cars on the road have led to a reduction in wrecks. Both commercial and personal automobile incidents have declined significantly due to lighter traffic.
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