DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A grateful mother attributes her baby’s survival in a crash to faith.
Baby Madison was secured in a car seat Monday when the van she was riding inside collided with a car and a semi truck at Philadelphia Drive and Turner Road.
7-month-old Madison was tossed from a van window into the street, car seat and all, and is perfectly fine.
“I don’t think it affected her at all. She’s been her regular Madison self,” said Madison’s mother Laseanda Goldsmith.
Madison was very playful while sitting in her mother’s lap. Her mom probably holder a little tighter now says her family’s faith is strong and she is grateful her baby girl came out of the crash unscathed.
“Really to be honest with you I wasn’t really surprised, because that’s the kind of God we serve. So I was shocked a little, but then I started just thinking over my blessings,” said Goldsmith. She says it could have been a lot worse.
Goldsmith says she is sore and bruised, but is okay. She says she has seven children and now has no van to drive.
Her aunt, Alicia Lewis rushed to the hospital after finding out about the accident. She says the adults are more traumatized than baby Madison.
“Please keep you children in seat belts. car seats, whatever the law requires them to be in,” said Lewis. “Because I truly believe Seanda had her in a car seat and some people do not have their babies in car seats/ and I believe whole heartedly that was the reason she was saved.”
Goldsmith says she is thankful that she, her 7 month old daughter and a 15 year old family friend who was also in the car are all alive. The 15 year old is still in the hospital and Goldsmith says she will have to have surgery.