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08-16-08, 12:28 AM #1
Strangers lift bus off pregnant traffic cop: Baby saved, mother died
NEW YORK (AFP) - About 30 men lifted a schoolbus to save a pregnant woman struck by the bus, enabling the baby to be born before the woman died of her injuries, the New York Post said Friday.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg paid tribute to the victim, Donnette Sanz, 33, a traffic cop
who was off duty when she was hit Thursday by the bus in the city's Bronx section.
"It is a terrible poignancy that Donnette's son's birthday will now coincide with the day his mother died. She gave her life in service to our city," the mayor said.
"A superhuman effort by 30 strangers who lifted the vehicle off her body miraculously saved her baby before she died," the New York Post said.
"We did not really communicate, we all just started lifting. We lifted it up and someone pulled her out," Madalina Diaz, 42, told the paper.
The woman, six months pregnant, was rushed to the hospital, where the baby was born by caesarian section a few minutes before she died.
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08-16-08, 12:42 AM #2
I heard about this today and it just tugs on my heart strings... Made me tear up.
08-16-08, 03:09 AM #3
Oh, poor wee bairn!
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08-16-08, 05:36 AM #4
08-16-08, 06:41 AM #5
Very sad, but at the sametime very uplifting that 30 people came together to help one, to bad the effort only saved one of the two.Somebody Please, what the hell is that smell?
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