While driving home from a friend’s house just after midnight, two Illinois teens stumbled upon the scene of a horrific car accident on a remote country road.
“We could see smoke and the car on the left side,” Hunter Hasenjaeger said. “I just saw the car and the whole front was totaled on the driver’s side.” As they got closer to the destroyed vehicle, the Hunter and friend Collin Barry could hear a baby crying. “We could hear the baby crying extremely loud and screaming.”
Hunter and Collin ran up to the vehicle and discovered the one-year-old’s mother, Alexis Danley, who was six months pregnant, hanging out of the front of the car. “Her arm was hanging out and her other hand was reached back grabbing the baby seat,” Collin said.
Knowing it would take the police some time to get to the accident, the boys worked together and managed to pull the baby out of the wreckage safely. “I just kept telling the mom that her baby was OK and that she was OK and that she’d be fine. She couldn’t really respond, but I knew that she most likely heard me,” Hunter said. “I didn’t even know her name but I felt a connection. I think I did what any person should have done. That’s just how I was raised.”
Danley tragically died at the scene after being hit by a 23-year-old, who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, but her daughter was taken for an evaluation at the hospital and then released to her family.
Since the accident, Hunter has visited the victim’s family to bring food and even a stuffed animal for the baby he helped save. “I just felt like it was the right thing to do. [People need] to keep the family in their prayers,” Hunter said. “I don’t think I’m a hero in any way. That’s how me and Collin are every day, just trying to help people.”
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