Crash leaves child stranded without coat or shoes

9:59 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 Atlanta News

A woman who found a child stranded in the cold without shoes or a coat said she will never forget the fear on the boy’s face.

“I could see his little hands and I thought, ‘Oh my God! What the heck is going on?’” 

Latoya Lewis told Channel 2 Action News. “I said, ‘Are you OK?’ He said, ‘No, I’m freezing. My mom just crashed and no one would pull over.’” 

The accident happened along Old Salem Road in Rockdale County about 2 a.m. Monday, according to the news station.

Lewis, who was returning home from a family gathering when she spotted the boy, said she quickly wrapped the child in a sweater and placed him in the back of her car.

“He kept crying and saying, ‘My mommy is bleeding and I hope she doesn’t die,’” she said.

It took Lewis about 15 minutes to find the boy’s mom, who was slumped over the wheel of a minivan after crashing into a tree in the woods, Channel 2 reported.

A child was found stranded in the cold without shoes and a coat. His mother was injured in a crash in Rockdale County, officials said. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Lewis called 911, and the mother was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital. 

Her condition is unknown at this time.

Rockdale County sheriff’s deputies who responded to the scene helped find the boy's puppy, which he had gotten for Christmas and was lost, Channel 2 reported.

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