Motorists help save premature baby on Miami highway

When a Miami woman realized her newborn nephew stopped breathing on a Miami highway, she just happened to be surrounded by good Samaritans and emergency crews all willing to help.

The woman stopped her car, jumped out and screamed for help.

"It really was the scariest moment of my life," Pamela Rauseo told WPLG. "I don't know how I remembered what to do, I just couldn't let him die... I had the baby in my arms and he was completely limp and I kept screaming for help."

"Woman pops out of the car and starts screaming, 'My baby can't breathe! My baby can't breathe! Call 911!' So then I got out of my car and ran over to help her." Al Diaz told WFOR.

Others drivers stopped and helped.

The Miami Herald's Al Diaz said he saw another woman immediately jump out of her car to give five-month-old Sebastian de la Cruz chest compressions while the aunt did CPR.

According to his aunt, Sebastian was born with premature and suffers from respiratory issues.

The rescuers finally got Sebastian breathing and into an ambulance.

In a phone interview with WSVN in Miami, Rauseo thanked those who stepped in to help her and said she couldn't let her nephew die.

"I was just worried for my sister. I'm like, 'I can't let this happen I can't, I can't. She trusted me with her baby and I can't let this baby die on me,'" Rauseo said according to WSVN.

Because Sebastian was born prematurely, reporters in Miami said the hospital was taking special care to make sure no more complications came up. Rauseo said she last took a CPR class seven years ago, but her training kicked in on instinct.

This report is courtesy of Newsy, a multi-source mobile video news.

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