In a miracle with a tragic twist, a baby has amazingly survived a violent car crash, which caused her to be ripped from her mother’s womb.
The accident occurred in Southeast Brazil when the driver of the truck, that the 39-week pregnant woman was travelling in, lost control of the vehicle. The truck then flipped and catapulted the expecting mother from the vehicle, as reported in the Courier Mail.
The truck had been carrying wooden planks, which came loose and crushed the woman.
The woman was thrown from the vehicle at such force, that her unborn baby was torn from her womb and landed on grass on the side of the highway.
Attending paramedics declared the woman dead at the accident scene, but then heard the newborn crying nearby.
The baby was miraculously unharmed, except for the umbilical cord that had been damaged in the crash.
The child was treated at Pariquera-Acu regional hospital’s neonatal intensive care ward after surviving the “accidental Caesarian”, Metro reported.
Mum Is Still Unknown
The mum still has not been identified and authorities are attempting to find any of the baby’s relatives.
First responder Elton Fernando Barbosa told Brazil’s A Tribuna newspaper that he could barely believe it when he found the child.
“The foetus was literally expelled by the impact on the mother, the impact was so great that this opened up the mother’s belly and the child was ejected,” he said.
“She was perfect, healthy, without a scratch. We can say that, in those circumstances, it was really a miracle that she survived.
“By what I saw, I have no idea how she came out alive. I don’t know how this child got out with her life.”
Consequences For The Driver
The driver of the truck, Jonathan Ferreira was soon released from hospital with no serious injuries.
He told authorities he did not know the pregnant woman and had simply given her a lift.
Mr Ferreira has subsequently been charged with manslaughter.
Police told local media if the baby’s relatives were not found, she would be taken to an orphanage.