Police said a three-week-old infant died and took three other people, including two children, to hospital after they were involved in a violent accident in northwestern Miami-Dade.
A sensational cell phone video was captured by a witness of a minivan and sedan that police said were involved in the collision near 159 Northwest Street and Second Avenue.
The woman who recorded the video described what happened before she began filming.
A lady was screaming, ‘Help me! Help! My baby! “Another woman, a nurse, went out and started performing CPR,” she said. “We stopped, and there was a police officer surfing.”
The footage continues to capture the child’s mother and the officer on their knees as they try to resuscitate the male infant.
“Is he breathing? Please, please, please, God, no,” I heard the woman recording the video saying.
“Someone help my child!” The child’s mother at some point said.
Paramedics took the baby to Jackson Memorial Hospital, but he did not survive.
Returning to the scene, a man is seen carrying a small child who was running blood on his face.
According to Miami-Dade Police, the accident happened shortly before 7 pm.
I heard the woman who recorded the video praying all the time. I also tried to talk to the mother to comfort her.
Paramedics transported two children, ages one and two, who were traveling in the minivan. Both children are expected to be well.
The crew also transported the sedan driver to Aventura Hospital, in a stable condition.
Eyewitnesses at the scene praised the police officer for his actions in his attempt to save the child’s life.
“This man is a hero,” said the woman who recorded the video.
The officer replied, “I hope he succeeds.”
“God is great.” The woman said, “This man was cruel.”
7 News cameras have filmed the officer comforting someone at the scene.
Sadly, his efforts weren’t enough, but the woman who witnessed his efforts said that he never gave in to a newborn.
“This guy is a hero. He came and took CPR, and he kept pumping until the ambulance came.”