A brave and quick-thinking Good Samaritan saved the life of a baby who fell into Assawoman Bay during a multi-vehicle crash in Ocean City.
The Ocean City Fire Department (OCFD) says around 2:45 Sunday afternoon, a crash involving five vehicles took place on the Route 90 bridge. Emergency responders got there to find a pickup truck dangling halfway over the guardrail and several people injured. A mass casualty incident was declared.
According to OCFD, a child of 18 months to two years old was ejected from the car hanging over the guardrail and fell into the bay below, along with her car seat. A Good Samaritan immediately jumped over the guardrail and into the bay to rescue the toddler, who was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to Johns Hopkin’s Children’s Hospital in Baltimore. The Good Samaritan has asked to remain anonymous.
Meanwhile, OCFD says firefighters securing the teetering car with rescue tools and paramedics on-scene treated the other injured people. Seven patients were taken to local hospitals, in addition to the little girl flown by Medevac. She remains at Johns Hopkins in stable condition, and the other patients have all been released.
Route 90 remained closed for six hours after the accident. Ocean City Police are still investigating the cause, due to the complexity of the crash. It appears multiple collisions may have happened at the scene.
-Meg Walburn Viviano