LILBURN - On Monday, April 13, 2020 officers with the Lilburn Police Department were called to the scene of a vehicle accident on Lawrenceville Highway. A vehicle had hit a power pole and then crashed in to a brick wall and a fence, before eventually coming to a stop.
Officers Daniel Bride and Cepeda Huff responded to the accident, immediately working to secure the scene and check the welfare of the individuals involved in the crash. As Officer Bride approached the vehicle, two adults and one child were outside of the car. He soon discovered that the driver had been transporting her pregnant daughter to the hospital because she was in labor. During the course of the wreck, the baby had been delivered but could not be found.
Lilburn officers searched through the wreckage, and discovered the newborn alive, under the back seat of the vehicle. The newborn was immediately handed over to EMS on site, who transported the infant to the hospital.
"I'm very proud of our officers," said Lilburn Police Chief Bruce Hedley. "Their quick thinking and teamwork helped save the life of this newborn."
Reports indicate that the infant is presently in stable condition in neonatal ICU at a local hospital.
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