Eight folks had been taken to hospitals Sunday after the crash on the Route 90 bridge left a automotive dangling off the guardrail, authorities mentioned. All eight had been discharged from hospitals and are doing properly, Ryan Whittington, firefighter and medic at Ocean City Fire Department, advised CNN on Monday.
Whittington mentioned the person who saved the toddler is selecting to stay unnamed publicly. The hearth division is asking him the “humble hero” for his rescue.
The man was driving on the bridge, and his automotive was additionally concerned within the crash, Whittington mentioned. The drivers had been pointing right down to the Assawoman Bay, the place he noticed the woman mendacity within the water, face down.
“He just jumped into action,” mentioned Whittington, including that the water in that space is about 5 toes deep, and the bounce was greater than 25 toes.
“He saved a 23-month-old child. There’s no doubt in our mind that if he had not did what he did when he did it that we would be having a different headline to this story,” Whittington mentioned.
The woman and the person had been rescued by boaters within the bay, Whittington advised CNN.
Rob Korb, a life member of the Ocean City Fire Department and a senior deputy hearth marshal in Worcester County, advised CNN he “stumbled” on the incident whereas he was out and working errands.
“The real hero in this situation is the good Samaritan that jumped in to provide life saving measures for the infant. I’d like to shake his hand or buy him a beer or both someday,” Korb mentioned.
Firefighters had been capable of safe the car with rescue instruments and paramedics handled a number of sufferers, the hearth division mentioned within the launch.
Seven folks had been taken by floor to native hospitals whereas the kid was flown to Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital, the division mentioned
Authorities at the moment are investigating the trigger of the crash, the hearth division mentioned.
“For as much tragedy that you see there, the outcome has really been a successful one,” Whittington mentioned. “It was a very fortunate day for a lot of people who experienced traumatic injury.”
CNN’s Artemis Moshtaghian contributed to this report.