A pair of New York police officers are being celebrated as heroes for saving a baby girl trapped under a car that crashed into a building.
The shocking footage released by the Yonkers Police Department shows a vehicle plow into a parked car before running into a mother and daughter, then crashing into a building around 8:30 a.m. Friday morning.
Officers Fusco and Samoyedny were in a nearby bagel shop and immediately jumped into action.
“We got a baby under the vehicle,” Samoyedny says as he enters the chaotic scene, while Officer Fusco and bystanders attempt to lift the crashed car.
“Grab the baby, grab the baby,” Fusco said.
Samoyedny picks up the child. “I got the baby,” he says, as he lifts the tot who was wearing a Minnie Mouse dress and crying.
The mother, 36, sustained a serious femur fracture and the infant sustained a skull fracture along with 3rd-degree burns to her back and foot. Both were transported to a local trauma center and are expected to survive, according to police.
“It is always a tragedy when someone is injured by the reckless and criminal acts of another person, and that is only amplified when those injured include an infant,” Police Commissioner John J. Mueller said.
“Luckily, two veteran officers of Yonkers’ Finest just happened to be getting breakfast next door and quickly took action along with members of the community to rescue a child trapped under the vehicle and render aid to her mother. The actions taken are nothing short of heroic. The individual arrested in this incident will now have to face the consequences of his alleged behavior.”
WARNING: GRAPHIC FOOTAGE OF CAR CRASH, RESCUE
The driver, David Poncurak, 43, was arrested for driving under the influence and other charges, according to TMZ.