Baby, mother hospitalized after crash

July 12, 2008 8:50:28 PM PDT
A grisly crash in Philadelphia's Mount Airy section left a mom and her 11-month-old son in the hospital Saturday. It happened at Chew and Washington Streets just after 2:00 this afternoon. A mother and father were rushing their son to the hospital, after he had suffered some seizures, when they got into the wreck. All three were ejected from the vehicle, but according to relatives, all three are expected to make a full recovery.

William Bailey, with the help of family members, gingerly walked into St. Christopher's Hospital to see his one-year-old son Azaiye. His thoughts on what might have been.

The two and Azaiye's mother, Kimberly Jefferson were thrown from a black Mercury in an afternoon crash in Germantown.

Bailey's relative, Melissa Clinkscales tells us, "He just says the car went out of control... and they flew out of the car."

Eyewitness Tiffany Jackson says, "The mom came out first she was unconscious. I saw the baby in the air... then smack the ground."

The car stopped just a few feet from Tiffany Jackson's porch. She watched it hit a van and smash into a retaining wall. She says as Jefferson lay unconscious Bailey managed to get up and rushed to his son's aid.

Marilyn Mumford was at her salon across the street when she heard the wreck. "When I looked out the window the first thing I could see was the baby in the middle of the street."

Relatives say Jefferson simply lost control of the car while traveling at a high rate of speed... Bailey was holding his son. They say it's a miracle all three are alive... especially the baby. They believe God was in the vehicle.

Azaiye will turn 1 next month. The family says they'll throw a huge celebration... a celebration for this miracle.