Car accident today (11-30) on I 40 WB...

Car accident today (11-30) on I 40 WB...IMPORTANT

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Christina Russell

Cordova, TN

#1 Nov 30, 2008
Hello my name is Christina Russell and I live in Ripley, Tennessee. I was driving when that horrible accident happened today on I 40 where the rest stop was where that white car that was going EB crossed the median and slamed into the other car, what looked like a black small suv type. Well I was one of the 3 ladies who were helping to save the baby who was thrown out of the white car to save that angels life and i was wondering if anyone might have heard through your news if she made it or how she is doing. I am a ex-army RN and EMT and stoped to help with what was going on. There were 2 emt guys from that area who let me go and also help them while they take that little angel to the hospital If anyone knows who they were please let them know THANK YOU. I am pretty sure the mom did not make it but I would like to know if the baby is ok and how the mom is also. I am just concerned about how the little girl is doing, i'm not asking for any personal info just concerned and cares.
Thank you
Christina Russell
Ripley, TN
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Passer by

Collinsville, IL

#2 Nov 30, 2008
I am from Illinois and was coming back home from Louisiana, on what was a nice ride home!! We stopped just before and went to eat, but just as soon as we got back on 40 everyone was slowing down! I saw the one car still on the road but the other I could not see to well, it was down the embankment, it had just happened I saw 3 guys running across the hwy...very worried I called 911 and she said someone had just called it in! The only thing we could have been any help...I thought! All the way home I just wondered if everyone was ok!
Poor baby, I do hope that she is fine!! Thrown from a vehicle is not something easily overcome!
I was just wondering, if you find out post it so I can know!!
Thoughts and Prayers go out to everyone in that accident!!
hhmmm

United States

#3 Nov 30, 2008
i dont know but i msg a local emt hopefully he will get back to you. as a person who had a family member die in a wreck in the same spot a few years ago - thank you for stoppping, helping and caring!! world needs more caring people!
Family

Fort Smith, AR

#4 Nov 30, 2008
The baby is in critical condition at the ICU of Arkansas Children's Hospital.
hhmmm

United States

#5 Nov 30, 2008
thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
Passer by

Collinsville, IL

#6 Dec 1, 2008
This was a horrible accident!!

How is the mom?
red headed witch

Pearcy, AR

#7 Dec 1, 2008
The mom died, they transported the baby to Childrens Hospital last night, they could not get a helicopter to come in last night due to the weather. The girl that died was from Little Rock she was 19 had just gotten married in April, her name is Carmen Johnson.
Christina Russell

Cordova, TN

#8 Dec 1, 2008
OMG, I am so sorry about her mother. Me and those other 2 women were thinking....if the mom passed away then she would want us to do everything we can to save that little angel for her. if any family member would like to speak to me I would let you know what happened and what I did to help the baby..we ladies nicknamed her Angel. All you have to do is email me and I will give you my cell number. Please, please keep me informed to let me know how she and the family is doing. I know I am a no body to you as being not part of your family but I truly care and I have 9 kids and only 7 children were with me and they are all concerned also.
And thank you for everyone else who posted your comments.
God Bless
Christina Russell
ooohh

Fort Smith, AR

#9 Dec 1, 2008
The mom Carmen Johnston Lowe got married on April 19th of this year. Alexis "Lexi" Lowe was born on July 7 of this year. Carmen was a faithful follower of God and she was doing her best to raise Lexi up in that type of environment. Nick, Carmen's husband, and his family are with Lexi at Children's hospital in Little Rock.
Passer by

Collinsville, IL

#10 Dec 1, 2008
Lucky for daddy he still has one of them...hopefully for him "Lexi" will recover and do very well! I have 2 kids myself and this is a tragedy for everyone! I can't get the baby out of my mind...everyone pray for her well being!!
~~Can't find the local news channel~~
To get an update on lil Angel
Paige Borders

United States

#11 Dec 1, 2008
Hi my name is Paige Borders. I was in the car behind the gray suv that was hit by the woman in the white car. Christina I am the other woman who offered to do CPR on the baby and you said you were a nurse so I stepped aside. I was heading back from Memphis, TN to Shreveport, LA when the car in front of me was hit. Information about this story is limited here in Shreveport so I am greatful for any updates on how the baby is doing and how the driver of the car in front of me is doing. All I know about the guy in front of me who was hit is he is my age (23 years old) and is in the Airforce. I know the mother also died on inpact because I checked her pulse. If any family members read this you do not have to worry about her suffering. There was also a dog involved in the accident and just to let whoevers dog that was know that the dog was in shock when I got to him and so I petted him until he closed his eyes and died so he did not suffer either. I am praying for the baby and the guy that was in the car in front of me and below I am leaving my E-mail address and would appericate any updates about the condition of the baby and the guy.

Thank you,
Paige Borders
[email protected]
Paige Borders

United States

#12 Dec 1, 2008
I am sorry the guy in front of me who got hit was 25 years old not 23 years old, that was a typo. I also know he is married because the police would not allow him to call his wife.
red headed witch

Pearcy, AR

#13 Dec 1, 2008
The guy in the gray suv has a broke ankle from pushing the brake pedal so hard. He called his wife she came over from Little Rock and picked him up from the hospital last night. He was a very lucky guy. Where did the dog come from????
Passer by

Collinsville, IL

#14 Dec 1, 2008
Where on the web can we get info like news channel or news papers? Anyone from that area knows, please inform us!!
red headed witch

Pearcy, AR

#15 Dec 1, 2008
It possible could be in the Forrest City paper thnews.com . I doubt if Memphis or Little Rock stations will pick this story up.
upsetting news

Petersham, MA

#16 Dec 1, 2008

Since: Dec 08

Fort Smith, AR

#17 Dec 1, 2008
The dog "Turk" was Carmen's. He was traveling with her and Alexis. Thank you to all who helped. Sadly, Alexis passed away at 11:45am today.
red headed witch

Pearcy, AR

#18 Dec 1, 2008
I am so sorry. The family is in our prayers.
Paige Borders

United States

#19 Dec 1, 2008
I am so sorry to hear about Alexis. My heart is broken. As for the dog, Turk, he was about 10 to 15 feet away from the car on the right side of the road in front of the car. After he passed away I picked him up and moved him over to the shoulder of the road though so he would not be in the way of the EMS vans. My thoughts and prayers go out to Carmen and Alexis' family and friends. I am deeply sorry for their loss.
Passer by

Collinsville, IL

#20 Dec 1, 2008
My heart breaks for the dad/husband, and the entire family! So Sorry to hear about Alexis...I'm sure she was a precious angel!

You have my deepest sympathy!!

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