Child rescued from overturned vehicle after wild crash

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Firefighters came to the rescue of a mom and child trapped in a vehicle after a wild crash in southwest Houston.

Just before 10am, officials were called to the scene of the crash in the 9800 block of W. Bellfort at Bedford.

According to witness Randy McCaffery, the pickup came speeding down W. Bellfort and lost control, before shearing off a tree and slamming into some parked trucks. A family member told Eyewitness News that Olivia Bravo, 28, lost control of the pickup after hitting a pothole and being cut off by another vehicle. Bravo also says her brakes didn't work properly.

Bravo and her two-year-old son Jorges were trapped in the flipped truck. He was in his car seat and she was wearing her seat belt, but they couldn't get out of the truck. McCaffery called 911.

"She kept screaming, is my baby okay, is my baby okay? I don't know. I heard the baby crying," McCaffery recalled. "To hear a child crying and being a parent, you want to do something, but you know, I couldn't get to it."

Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to reach a two-year-old boy trapped inside the overturned vehicle.

Bravo and Jorges were both taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Medical Center. The toddler has cuts and scratches from broken glass and the mother hurt her hip, but both are expected to be OK, according to family. null
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