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Baby ejected in crash found unhurt in storm drain

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TEXARKANA, Ark. -

A family in Texarkana, Arkansas, have something to be thankful for this holiday weekend. It's a miraculous story of survival that local firefighters are calling simply amazing.

KSLA reports an 8-month-old girl was ejected from a car after a crash on Interstate 30 Friday night. Police in the area say a semi truck sideswiped the car, causing the crash. 

When fire crews arrived, a Good Samaritan told them he heard something coming from the highway's median, about 25 feet away from the crash site. Firefighter searched underneath hay on the median, and discovered a storm drain -- inside was the little girl.

"The baby at the time - the 8-month-old - was actually sitting down in the grate, sitting up and looking up at us waiting for us to pull her out. She wasn't screaming, she wasn't crying, was just sitting there waiting for us," Firefighter Josh Moore told KSLA.

The infant had only a scratch on her forehead. She, and the four other people in the car were taken to an area hospital for treatment for minor injuries.

"So many times, we go out and things aren't OK...and just during the holidays here to have a positive just feels good," fellow rescuer Texarkana Fire Capt. Charlie Smith said.

Police say the little girl was not properly secured in her car seat, and the car seat wasn't properly installed, but no citation was issued. The driver of the truck was cited for improper and unsafe lane change. 

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