HOUSTON (KTRK) --A driver who police say caused an overnight accident that sent a pregnant woman and her infant son to the hospital is charged with intoxicated assault.
Omar Ramos was driving a silver Honda with the mother, who is 22-weeks pregnant, and 11-month-old baby in the backseat when investigators say he pulled out of an apartment complex onto South Post Oak Road, hitting another car. The second car was going southbound when it T-boned the Honda.
The accident happened around 10:20 Monday night. The southbound lanes of South Post Oak near Allum Road was closed for more than six hours while investigators worked to piece together what happened.
"It's pretty bad, it's really sad. An 11-month-old, real bad injuries here on the scene, was transported to the hospital. We were advised that the infant flat-lined at the hospital, he was brought back, and is in critical condition at this time," said Sgt. James Roque with HPD.
Kaleb Lee pulled up seconds after the accident happened and told KTRK that he saw smoke coming from the silver Honda and didn't think twice about getting out of his car to help.
"If it was your child, you would want somebody to help you," Lee said.
Lee says he couldn't help the mother because her door was jammed shut. He saw the baby slumped over in his car seat and pulled him out through the backseat shattered window.
"The way he was in there, he was just bent over. He couldn't possibly breathe, the way he was bent," Lee said. "We took the baby over here to the gas pump and laid him down, put my shirt down, got a pillow out of my car."
He says the infant's head was bleeding and he wasn't conscious. Lee started doing CPR and waited for paramedics to arrive.
"I guess it was just instinct. See something bad, you want to help them out," he said.
The three men in the second car were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Tuesday morning, the baby has brain and head trauma and is still in critical condition. The pregnant woman underwent surgery and is in ICU.