Rushing to the hospital is stressful enough for a woman in labor, but for one Russian woman, things appeared to get even worse when the ambulance she was riding in crashed, Central European News (CEN) reported.
Olesya Lavrentyev, 25, was riding in an ambulance on her way to the hospital in Perm, in central Russia, when a motorist ploughed his Opel car into the side of the vehicle, sending it somersaulting across the road. The ambulance stopped only when it smashed into another car, according to CCTV footage.
“I ran over to see if I could help when the back door of the ambulance opened, and this woman clutching her stomach stepped out,” witness Yegor Vasiliev, 54, told CEN.
After Vasiliev offered assistance, Lavrentyev told him she was okay and that she needed to go to the hospital. The mother-to-be told Vasiliev to stay and help with the accident before asking for directions and walking away.
According to a hospital spokesman, Vasiliev sustained a cut to her head and had blood all over her face when she walked in. She was rushed to the labor room and gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
"No one was hurt in the accident, and we are now speaking to the ambulance driver and Opel driver to establish what happened,” a police spokesman told CEN.