‘Heroic witness’ saves toddler who was ejected from truck in car crash

‘Heroic witness’ saves toddler who was ejected from truck in car crash


A heroic witness dived off a Maryland bridge into the bay below to save a 2-year-old girl who was ejected from a pickup truck during a five-car crash.

The accident, which occurred Sunday afternoon, left the pickup truck teetering over a guardrail on the bridge over Assawoman Bay, video and photos show.

“A heroic witness jumped from the bridge into the bay and rescued the child,” city officials said in a statement, according to NBC News.

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The good Samaritan, who chose to remain anonymous, was able to retrieve the little girl and get her safely to a nearby boat.

The man appeared to be in shock himself, Joe Oertel, who was on the boat with his family, told NBC’s “Today” show.

“It was more about making sure the baby was safe and that he was safe,” Oertel said. “He was in some shock himself.”

The pickup truck the little girl was in teeters over a guardrail on the bridge

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