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Baby launched 25 feet after car crash found unharmed in storm drain

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An Arkansas infant miraculously survived being launched 25 feet from a moving car, eventually being found inside a storm drain.

In what is considered to be the site of a miracle on Friday night, the 8-month-old baby (who was not properly secured) was launched from a car after being sideswiped by a truck along Texarkana’s Interstate 30.

While rescuers looked for the baby at the scene, she initially could not be located. After extensive searching, rescue workers zeroed in on a hay patch in the median after hearing noises.

“The baby… was sitting up and looking up at us waiting for us to pull her out,” Texarkana firefighter Josh Moore said.

It took three firefighters to get the little girl out of the drain, and the child had only a minor scrape on her head. That said, they all think it was miraculous how the situation turned out.

“There had to be some kind of divine intervention for her to end up being OK,” Moore added.

Texarkana Fire Captain Charlie Smith said that “So many times, we go out and things aren’t OK…and just during the holidays here to have a positive just feels good.”

According to KSLA, the child was not properly restrained, but a citation was not issued. The truck driver was cited for an improper and unsafe lane change.

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