Nelson rescues baby from car crash

policecarOfficer Brian Conover responded to the area of 79 South Powdermill Road to investigate reports of a vehicle crash at 12:38 p.m. on Friday, October 4.

Councilman Jonathan Nelson was first at the scene, and observed a baby restrained in the back seat of the car.

He ran to the car, opened the door and safely removed the baby.  During the crash the radiator bursed, and steam was pouring out of the hood of the vehicle.

Upon Officer Brian Conover’s arrival he observed a 2002 Lexus ES3 with heavy front end damage near the passenger side fender.

His crash investigation revealed that the vehicle nelsonwas traveling south on South Powdermill Road when it struck a curb, left the roadway and crashed into a tree, Officer Earl Kinsey said.

The impact was severe enough to rip the passenger side front tire off of the vehicle and deploy the front airbags.

Par-Troy EMS responded to the scene to evaluate the 62 year old female driver and the two year old rear seat passenger who was properly restrained, but they declined to be transported to the hospital for further evaluation.

The driver of the vehicle was issued a summons for Careless Driving.

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