April 17, 2014

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Motorists stuck in traffic scramble to save baby

Pamela Rauseo, 37, performs CPR on her nephew, 5-month-old Sebastian de la Cruz, after pulling her SUV over on the side of the road in Florida. (AP Photo/Miami Herald, Al Diaz)

Pamela Rauseo, 37, performs CPR on her nephew, 5-month-old Sebastian de la Cruz, after pulling her SUV over on the side of the road in Florida. (AP Photo/Miami Herald, Al Diaz)

MIAMI— Drivers stuck in traffic on a Miami expressway rushed to help a woman who got of her car, holding a baby and screaming for help.

Pamela Rauseo’s nephew, 5-month-old Sebastian de la Cruz, wasn’t breathing and was turning blue when she got out of the car. The boy was born prematurely and has respiratory issues.

The Miami Herald reports Lucila Godoy arrived first and helped perform CPR. Sweetwater police officer Amauris Bastidas took over when he arrived, performing chest pumps while Rauseo breathed into the infant’s mouth.

The baby briefly started breathing, then stopped again. The trio worked frantically to get the baby to breathe. Miami Fire Rescue arrived soon after and took the baby to a hospital, where he was in stable condition.

  • Michael

    time for mom to learn CPR, and to save the panic for AFTER the emergency.

  • Joe Smith

    Good luck little guy

  • Laurie Norman

    Prayers being sent. At least there are some good people still out here and were willing to stop and help.