Superhero Mom Rescues Her Baby From Under an Out-of-Control Taxi (VIDEO)


When I was a kid, I used to say kinda creepy kid stuff to my great-grandmother like, "Ma, would you stand at the edge of a cliff and let someone shoot you with an arrow over the side to save my life?" and she'd say, "Of course I would." One mom can tell her baby daughter that she would dive under an out-of-control cab to save her life -- and she wouldn't mean it in a fantastical way, but in an I REALLY DID THIS way. A heroic woman who was pushing her 8-month-old daughter in her stroller down the street really faced this scenario. And she immediately jumped into action like the superhero mom she is!

The incident was all caught on videocamera as the woman walked with her baby down the street and suddenly a cab came barreling out of nowhere and struck the stroller. The stroller was pushed out of the way of the cab -- but the baby was no longer in it!

As witnesses tell it, the baby had been knocked underneath the crazy cab. Holy moly, what a heart stopping moment for any mother. The mom wastes no time scrambling under the taxi to retrieve her baby, even though she had no idea if the taxi was going to suddenly lurch and start moving again.

Some moms might have panicked and stood screaming for help. Some might have called 911 rather than risk going under the car and perhaps having it roll over both of them. And I wouldn't judge either choice.

But this mom's instincts just took over. She dove under the cab and retrieved her baby. The baby turned out to be fine.

The cab driver, however, was pronounced dead at the scene. It's possible he died at the wheel and this is what caused him to drive into the stroller.

What would you have done? Here's the heart-pounding video:


Image via Joe Shlabotnik/Flickr

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keelh... keelhaulrose

I love how one of the suggested links is about a mom jumping into a river to save her kid, but don't call her a hero. What qualifies one mom who saved her kid to be a hero, but another to just be a good mom?

I'd do anything for my kids. I'd do anything for any kid I saw. I have jumped into a pool fully clothed to help one. It's the right thing to do, and I don't think I could live with myself if I didn't help.

mommy... mommy2alissa

IDK if I would call this heroic. She did the same thing any mother, or really person would. The car was not moving when she puller her baby out. Glad he/she is ok

twili... twilightsbella

Nomatter what the situation would be i would risk my life and die for all three of my baby boys

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