Police officers from the Yonkers Police Department are being hailed as heroes after heroically lifting a vehicle to save a baby trapped underneath.
According to the Yonkers Police Department Twitter, security footage, and bodycam footage, the driver of a blue sedan made a wide turn, hitting a mother and her daughter. The vehicle then rammed into a building, dragging the two with him.
Officers ran in from the bagel shop next door and jumped in to start saving lives.
VIA Tatum Report:
The camera worn by Officer Fusco captured the destruction left in the wake of the crash. As the footage starts, a woman, assumably the mother, is seen bloody on the ground in front of the stopped vehicle. Officer Fusco immediately begins lifting the car to help free the child.
Officer Samoyedny’s bodycam footage showed the moment the infant was pulled out from under the car after multiple bystanders and the two officers lifted the vehicle’s front end. The video did not show the little girl’s face, but her soiled dress was visible, and you could hear her crying for help.
TMZ reported that the driver was 43-year-old David Poncurak. The report states that officers allegedly found alcohol in the car, and he was arrested for DWI.
Sgt. Frank DiDomizio told Fox 5, “The pedestrians were a mother and child who suffered significant injuries but are stable at this time.”
The baby was treated for a fractured skull and the mother suffered from compound leg fractures. However, they are both expected to recover.
The full-sized video is available on YouTube.
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