A firefighter who was nine months pregnant and involved in a car crash has been dubbed a ‘true public servant’ after she put herself aside and stepped in to help others smash.
Maryland firefighter Megan Warfield was involved in a car accident just a week before her due date.
The mum-to-be was able to get out of her damaged car and go straight to another driver who was trapped in a second car that overturned.
She started giving the man first aid and stayed with them until emergency crews arrived to rescue the victim.
Sky News partner NBC 15 News said Ms Warfield was examined by a trauma team and cleaned up – and less than 24 hours later, she gave birth to a baby girl.
Ms Warfield’s Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Department hailed her as a “true public servant”.
“As no good deeds go unrecognized, we want to highlight Meghan’s heroic and selfless actions,” the department wrote in a Facebook post.
It continued: “Meghan had just organised and hosted her late father’s second annual memorial golf tournament when she was involved in a major motor vehicle collision.
“Ignoring any chance she might be injured, Meghan immediately left her damaged vehicle and began caring for a person trapped by their overturned car.”
“Less than 24 hours later, Meghan gave birth to her beautiful baby girl.”
Ms Warfield’s boyfriend, Joshua Daugherty, said in a comment on the post that both mum and baby were healthy and happy.
“Thank you all for your great support. Well done baby CJ! Meghan is resting and can’t wait to get back on the pitch and do what she loves!” he wrote.