NY cop rescues baby from crash near George Washington Bridge

The wide-eyed baby boy was found dangling from his car seat in an SUV that was nearly tipped on its side


By Thomas Tracy
New York Daily News

NEW YORK — A Port Authority cop swaddled a 14-month-old baby boy in his uniform shirt as he and his fellow officers rescued the tot from a crashed SUV teetering on a barrier near the George Washington Bridge, officials said Friday.

The wide-eyed lad was dangling from his car seat, secured by its straps, when Port Authority police found the grey Chevrolet SUV resting on two wheels at a 45-degree angle on the New Jersey side of the Bridge.

Officer Greg Rose holding a 14-month-old boy rescued from a car crash on the George Washington Bridge early Wednesday morning on August 4, 2021.
Officer Greg Rose holding a 14-month-old boy rescued from a car crash on the George Washington Bridge early Wednesday morning on August 4, 2021. (Port Authority PBA)

The child’s mother and another woman were driving toward the famed bridge around 12 a.m. Wednesday when they lost control of the wheel and crashed into a jersey barrier, vaulting on top of the waist-high barricade, cops said.

When Port Authority police arrived at the scene, the air bags had been deployed, officials said.

Cops first removed the baby, who was only in his diaper. Port Authority Police Officer TJ McPike took off his uniform shirt and wrapped the child with it before passing the infant off to Police Officer Greg Rose, who comforted the boy until the his mother could be removed.

The two women complained of pain and were evaluated at the scene, a Port Authority spokeswoman said. They refused medical attention.

Cops took them to the George Washington Bridge Administration building so they could arrange for a ride home as a work crew removed their damaged SUV from the barrier.

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