Mindy Simpson, a nurse in Salt Lake City, was walking with her husband and 5-year-old son near the train tracks when she heard a loud crash as a train hit a car. She immediately ran over and tried to pull the driver out.
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He was alive, and screaming frantically, "Where's my baby?! Where's my baby?!" That's when Simpson turned and saw a woman lying on the tracks. She turned out to be Ofa Kinikini, a 30-year-old mom. As she ran to her, Simpson yelled back at the driver, "Is she pregnant?" He answered that she was due to deliver the baby in a month.
Simpson performed chest compressions, trying to keep the baby alive until an ambulance could get to the scene. “My first thought was I have to keep blood flow, heart pumping, anything I could for that baby,” Simpson told the local Fox station. Five minutes later, the ambulance arrived, and doctors performed an emergency C-section. Then the baby girl and the car's driver were rushed to the hospital. As of now, the newborn is in critical condition.
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Even though Simpson feels as if she could have done more, she's a hero in the eyes of Kinikini's family, who credit her for keeping their newest family member alive. The tragedy has one silver lining--the bond between Simpson and the woman's family. “I think we’ll forever be connected in a way,” Simpson told Fox 13.
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