Police officers find, save baby born during car crash
A Georgia woman who gave birth in the middle of a car crash was unable to find her newborn in the immediate aftermath
By Laura French
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — A baby born in the middle of a car crash was rescued by police officers after her mother was unable to find her in the wreck.
Crystan Dve was in labor and being rushed to the hospital by her mother on April 13 when the vehicle hydroplaned and struck a gate outside a Hindu temple, according to FOX 5 Atlanta.
Anderson told FOX 5 Atlanta the baby "popped out" right before the crash, and when the car came to a rest after the collision, she couldn't locate the newborn.
Lilburn police officers arrived at the scene, and Dve and her mother, Chrys Yvette, tried to explain what happened, as shown in body camera footage of the incident.
"Where was the baby at?" Officer Danny Bride asked.
"In her womb!" Yvette told him. "She was giving birth!"
Bride and fellow Officer Cepeda Huff searched the totaled vehicle, and within a few minutes, Huff managed to find newborn Cea Anderson tucked in a space under the middle seat of the SUV. The baby was born premature but was unharmed in the collision.
Yvette was able to take the baby home from the hospital on Wednesday, April 22.