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A woman gave birth to twins just two hours after surviving a terrifying bus crash in New Mexico last week that left eight people dead.
Christy Westerdale was traveling with the father of her children, Joseph Chandler, from Oklahoma to their home in Stockton, Calif., when the crash occurred on Interstate 40 in New Mexico on Thursday afternoon. The Greyhound bus was carrying nearly 50 people when a semitrailer going in the opposite direction lost the tread on its left front tire and veered across a median, smashing into the bus, police said. Along with the eight killed, 25 people were injured, including three young children.
The article goes on to state the following:
The crash forced Westerdale to give birth two months early.
“I just thank God that my babies are OK,” Westerdale told FOX 40. “I just can’t believe they’re so strong through it all and everything.”
Chandler said he was knocked out during the crash but was able to regain consciousness.
“I got my whole family off the bus and it’s a miracle. I cannot believe it. Everybody that was sitting in front of my family is dead,” he told FOX40.
Chandler said he got his daughter off the bus before going back to carry Westerdale.
“I thought she was dead and I was gonna get her body off the bus when she woke up in my arms,” Chandler told FOX40. “I was like, ‘Oh my God! Come on baby, we’re going to be OK, we’re going to get off this bus.”
A GoFundMe account set up for the family shares the following details:
My granddaughter Christy Ann, (7 months pregnant with twins), her 4 yr old daughter Paityn and father of the children Joseph Chandler were on their way home to California on August 29th.
They started their journey in Oklahoma in their van which broke down in Oklahoma City.
Instead of trying to fix the van which was not in too good of shape we decided taking the Greyhound bus would be safer. So they boarded the bus to California. Around noon on August 30 traveling on I40 a tractor trailer blew a tire and crossed the medium and crashed head on with the bus.
Christy Ann was knocked unconscious and when she awoke in the hospital she was alone and in severe pain. Broken leg, smashed knee, broken elbow, separated pelvic and numerous cuts and lacerations. Joseph has severe internal bruising and Paityn seems at this time to be physically okay. We thank God every minute for her and her families life. Unfortunately Christy went into labor with the twins. They are 2 months premature. They are on life support and they were taken to another hospital. Together weighing a little under 6 lbs.
They have lost all their possessions. They have no money, clothes or a place to go as the babies will be in the hospital for at least 6 to 8 weeks. Christy will need extensive surgery and rehabilitation therapy.
If you can possibly help please donate. If unable to please keep them in your prayers. Christy Ann has a long road ahead of her. Thanking you for your time and prayers.
Just two hours after surviving a deadly bus crash in New Mexico, Christy Westerdale gave birth to twins. “I just can’t believe they’re so strong through it all,” she told news station KTXL of her newborns https://t.co/JePXq9Z9XF
— KTLA (@KTLA) September 3, 2018
Woman gives birth to twins hours after terrifying crash in New Mexico that left 8 dead https://t.co/x5YvLcwWCn
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 3, 2018
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