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Mother, 17, pulls her baby from underneath taxi after accident

By Mason White 4:08 AM June 20, 2013
The baby carriage under the taxi car 

By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) A baby is lucky to be alive as her young teen mother was able to pull her out from underneath a taxi after an accident, according to police reports in New York.

The mother, who is just 17-years-old, pulled out her 8-month-old baby from under a New York City taxi cab after they were both struck by the vehicle on Tuesday.

Alondra Gervacio and her daughter Perla were on their way to school in the Bronx when the taxi driver apparently suffered a heart attack, lost consciousness and jumped the curb.

“I was putting my baby in the stroller and when I looked up, I saw the car coming. I was like ‘Oh, my God.’ I tried to push her to the side but I could not,” Gervacio said.

Surveillance images of the accident shows Gervacio immediately rushing over to the aid of her daughter, pulling her out from underneath the car. She told police that she felt no pain at the time, and could only think about her baby.

Both the mother and daughter miraculous only suffered minor injuries. The taxi driver was pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to a statement released by hospital officials in New York.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view