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A parent's worst nightmare: Alondra Gervacio was getting off the bus when an out-of-control cab sideswiped her baby's stroller. Witnesses say her quick thinking likely saved her baby's life.

The 68-year-old cab driver was unconscious behind the wheel when his vehicle hit Gervacio's stroller, which held 8-month-old baby girl Perla. The cab then stopped after it struck a Dunkin' Donuts. Gervacio acted fast to get her child out from underneath the car.

"I was definitely nervous for [the mother]," Joshua Sarasua, 24, told NBC New York. "She went under the cab and took the baby out of the stroller from under the cab."

Both mother and baby are in good condition. Sadly, the cab driver was also brought to the hospital, where he later died.


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      Hi Teach!
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't like it either. Please just give me a Welcome sign that is plain and not fancy.
      Laura
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hate this new welcome screen . It's to busy.
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's awful! But isn't that something any mother would do? Duh!
        nebro
        • 1 Year Ago
        I agree. But bear in mind that this was a teen Mom - just a kid herself. Thankfully, she had the maturity and presence of mind to act selflessly.
      paul91745
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow thank God the little girl survived.
      ricks1951f1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Way to go Mom!!
      what's up crazy!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Scary stuff...I kind of feel like getting a donut now...
      otiswild
      • 1 Year Ago
      I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather. Not screaming and crying while plunging off a cliff to the rocks below, like the people in my grandfather's bus.
      york1954
      • 1 Year Ago
      Whew! That was a lucky moment of God shining on a Mother and her child. Sorry the cab driver didn't make it.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Surely a God thing - a few days ago, I had prayed somewhat of a general prayer for anyone who might need help - then that day a little girl fell down a 35 foot hole into mud and was rescued - I couldn't help thinking "what if she'd fallen head first into the mud and it would have been a tragedy", but I truly believe God kept this tragedy from happening and that if I had not taken a minute to pray, what a difference could have been the result. This was in my state of Alabama.
        SJ
        • 1 Year Ago
        .... It is a little concerning that you think your praying to an invisible man in the sky is what saved that little girl. Thats not how the world works. Bad things happen to good people, and good people die all the time. Bad people live on to do very bad things and the words you mutter before bed at night have absolutely no impact on that. Your actions during the day time do, but your prays do not. Next time offer to help volunteer when someone goes missing, or make the family some food and bring it to them when they are in need. Those are the types of things you can do to make a difference, not pray.
          Samella
          • 1 Year Ago
          @SJ
          Prayer is what christian do! It is called religous freedom. You may not believe, but that is your right. Prayer changes things. I hope you are never in a situation where God given strength is needed. If we all did the things you say, believers and non believers. The world would be a better place.
          selena2v
          • 1 Year Ago
          @SJ
          No need to insult this person. No need to insult all people who believe in God or as you call it "an invisible man in the sky" If you don't want to believe in him, that is your choice. If I want to believe in him, that is my choice. And if this guy wants to pray and believes that his prayer worked in saving a person....why is that so wrong? He didn't kill anyone or bring harm to anyone. Respect others and their beliefs just how you want to be respected.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @SJ
          we get it, yall are the cool and sophisticated, much more cultured than thou atheists.. soo smart.. wish i could be as rude as you guys.. then i'd be cool
        ilenedan2
        • 1 Year Ago
        Since you think your personal prayers are so much more important to God than other peoples lives, it's too bad you didn't take the time to pray twice that day because maybe then the poor driver of that car would not have died from his heart attack.
      The Canoli King
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lucky kid,cute kid,glad her Mom,and her are alright.
      Lindy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Another old coot driving.
        Tom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lindy
        frankly the young coots under 20 or more dangerous than the old coots and as middle aged coot they both make driving dangerous and drive up our insurance rates for all of us coots
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