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Hero mom shaken after saving baby trapped in fiery wreck

Posted at 8:49 AM, Nov 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-06 08:49:51-05

BROOKLYN, Ohio -- She said when she saw the car overturned on Interstate 480 outside of Cleveland, her nurse instincts kicked in. But when she saw baby items like wipes and diapers among the crash debris Thursday, her maternal  instincts took over.

"My heart was pounding. I thought I was going to swallow my heart," Sarah Hrabak told WEWS.

As Hrabek, a mother of two, approached the flipped car, she said she heard baby screams.

"That was a different cry from a baby, that I never want to her again," she recalled.

Hrabek jumped into the burning car and freed the child from his car seat.

"I'm scared of fire, but when I heard that baby crying, I didn't care," Hrabak said. "I just knew that baby had to get out. Too many kids dying now."

The driver of the wrecked car and her children were treated and released from the hospital following the crash.

"I'd like to thank both people who pulled both my children from the car," the mother told WEWS. "Words can't express how much it means to me."