A Good Samaritan has been hailed a hero after saving a 13-week-old baby girl’s life.
Key points:The baby girl was found in the back seat of a car on the 13th floor of a building at the University of New South Wales (UNSW)The girl was rushed to hospital but died shortly afterwardsThe family has since been made to pay the ambulance company $600,000The 13-month-old was taken to the emergency department of the University Hospital at Sydney where doctors discovered she had been hit by a falling object.
She died later at a hospital in the city.
The ambulance company was called to the 13-storey building at 6.30am on Tuesday morning to the report a newborn child had fallen from a fourth floor window.
The 13 year old girl was taken by ambulance to the University Hospitals of NSW, where she died shortly after arriving.
She was identified as a baby girl, a newborn.
The baby was taken from the building to the Emergency Department at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, where the doctors were able to resuscitate her.
“It was really heart-warming to see the ambulance crew come and do what they do every day,” said the mother of the girl.
“This is just amazing.”
The baby had been born at 12 weeks into the first trimester of pregnancy, but was not yet able to be declared dead.
The mother, who wishes to remain anonymous, said she and her husband had been driving around Sydney’s CBD at the time and had not been aware the infant was in a car.
“We were driving along the Hume Freeway when the car fell off the side of the road and hit the back of our car,” she said.
“My husband was able to pull her out of the car and we both got out and called the ambulance.”
She said the baby girl had a history of sudden infant death syndrome, and had had a number of problems during the pregnancy.
“She was a little bit squirmy and had a bit of a limp in her back,” she explained.
“The umbilical cord was cut a couple of days ago and we’re going to have to put a new one in.”
The hospital said it would pay the company $6,000.
The family said they would now be paying for the ambulance service to help with the cost of the baby’s care.
“I’m so thankful that a good Samaritan saved my child’s life,” the mother said.
Topics:accidents,medical-research,childbirth,unsw-sydney-2000,nsw,sydneys-harbour-2450First posted November 03, 2018 11:15:11More stories from New South Welsh