Mum thanks firefighters who saved her and baby from crash on M3

Daily Echo: Emma Sayer with her baby Grace and the firefighters who came to her rescue Emma Sayer with her baby Grace and the firefighters who came to her rescue

A HAMPSHIRE mum and her baby have today been back to thank the fire-fighters who rescued them from serious motorway pile up.

Heavily pregnant mum Emma Sayer had to be cut from her car after a four vehicle collision just off the M3 Junction 13 and her baby had to be induced the morning after.

The 27-year-old from Eastleigh had been on her way to work in Fareham to say farewell to her colleagues before she went on maternity leave.

Firefighters arrived on scene within a matter of minutes and extricated Emma who was 38 weeks’ pregnant at the time with her first baby.

Emma was then taken to hospital with light injuries but because of complications following the crash, she had to be induced.

Baby Grace was born on Tuesday 12 November, happy and healthy.

Emma said: "Unfortunately I never made it into work the day of the incident. Being heavily pregnant I was terrified for the safety of my baby and I remember begging all the people who attended the scene to get me to hospital as soon as possible.

"The fire crews who attended were fantastic - they chatted to me the whole time which really helped to keep me calm - especially when they started taking the roof off my car!

“I knew exactly what they were doing at all times and why. And when they lifted me out, completely horizontal I might add, it was done so smoothly and carefully I didn't feel a thing.

"I can't thank the team enough for all they did for me that morning. I am so grateful for their kindness and support during a very scary time.

"Because of them, I was able to get to hospital quickly and thankfully our baby was not hurt."

Today, Emma and Grace have been back to Eastleigh Fire Station to visit and thank the Eastleigh fire crew who helped them during the incident.

Watch Manager Andy Piller, who attended the incident, said: "It is extremely rewarding for our crews to meet baby Grace and see Emma again today and to know that we made a big difference in both their lives.

"We are extremely proud of our crews, who are faced with difficult situations like this one every day. This was most definitely an effective and successful rescue."

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7:00pm Mon 2 Dec 13

cnwillcox1969 says...

well done guys - and welcome to the world Grace! For once a really lovely story xxx
well done guys - and welcome to the world Grace! For once a really lovely story xxx cnwillcox1969

7:09pm Mon 2 Dec 13

solomum says...

Well done to all the crew that ensured this lady and her baby were kept safe. A lovely outcome.
Well done to all the crew that ensured this lady and her baby were kept safe. A lovely outcome. solomum

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