Megan Warfield didn’t let a “significant” car accident or the fact that she was working prevent her from assisting someone who had become trapped in their vehicle as a result of the accident.
The 30-year-old Maryland firefighter recently told Today about her harrowing act of bravery, which occurred about a week before her due date.
Warfield had just finished hosting a golf tournament in memory of her late father when she was involved in a car accident.
She was “just a week or so shy of her due date” at the time, according to a Facebook post from the Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Rescue and Marine.
“Ignoring the possibility of injury, Megan exited her mangled vehicle and began providing care to a person trapped by their overturned car.”
The mother-of-two Maryland firefighter explained on Today that she initially exited her vehicle to direct traffic. She rushed to the person’s aid after seeing the overturned vehicle.
“I started climbing in with her, but then I thought, ‘What are you doing?’” “You’re nine months pregnant,” Warfield explained to Today. “Because I wasn’t sure of her injuries at the time, I ended up holding onto her to keep her in place.”
Because “it was a pretty traumatic event,” Warfield, who had been on desk duty during her pregnancy, was focused on keeping the crash victim calm.
She stayed by the woman’s side until emergency personnel arrived and freed her. It wasn’t until then that Warfield decided she should get checked out as well. The soon-to-be mother of three went to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where she discovered that the accident had induced labor and thrown her baby sideways.
“I’m not sure how I did it because the cramping was so bad,” she said. “I must have been high on adrenaline.”
Less than 24 hours after the chaotic scene that sent six people to the hospital, Warfield and her boyfriend, Joshua Daugherty, a paramedic who happened to respond to the scene, welcomed a healthy baby girl named Charlotte.
The Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department congratulated Warfield on the birth of her third child and praised her efforts as a “true public servant.”
“Congratulations, Momma Megan! Excellent Work!”
I couldn’t have put it better myself! Megan, your actions were nothing short of heroic.
Please spread the word to congratulate and thank Megan.