You might believe too it was god’s hands that saved Gabriel Blaney, a six month old from Cumberland County Maine. Last week he was ejected from his car seat and tossed 25 feet in the air onto a snowy embankment. His mother Chynna Blaney, only 19 years old, was frantically searching for her son after the crash and had seen the back seat empty when her fears emerged Gabriel may not be alive.
Thanks to the driver of the opposite car involved Gabriel was heard crying, picked up from the snow with no marks on him, half his face buried in the cold ice and his hood pulled back from his jacket. Angie Horler eagerly brought the baby to be near the mother and they covered him up from the cold wind as Ms. Blaney was screaming but also brought relief her baby was okay. Gabriel was crying but no signs of anything more serious.
They awaited rescue workers and kept warm in a passersby vehicle and keeping the baby still as possible. After being transferred to Maine Medical Center in Portland little Gabriel was considered in serious condition as it was found his skull had a fracture. Medical staff explained a skull fracture to a child's soft bone is not as serious as an adult skull fracture and they were more concerned of trauma from swelling. He seemed at the time to be okay and under strict watch. Ms. Blaney was released from the hospital Friday. Angie Horler and her two boys had no injuries.
Officials were stunned by the baby's good fortune. After the crash the car seat was intact inside the car and the seat belt mechanism was still locked. Chynna Blaney assured the child was properly restrained in the seat and rear facing. The car seat had been dislocated from the back seat with the seat belt still on it; proof it was strapped in. Authorities believed Gabriel was in his Evenflo symphony car seat at the time of the accident since he did survive the crash.