Utah mom involved in rollover crash on the way to hospital to deliver baby speaks

Posted at 8:03 PM, Mar 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 09:53:24-04

Orem, Utah – Wednesday FOX 13 News reported on a police officer who helped a couple who was involved in a car crash while rushing to a hospital to deliver a baby, and Thursday that mom is sharing her story.

Anay Rodriguez and her boyfriend were rushing to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Orem when they were involved in a rollover crash.

“All of the sudden the truck was just flipped,” she said. “I don't know what happened, all I remember was I was hanging from my belly and the seat belt."

Rodriguez said she and her boyfriend jumped in the car after her water broke on Tuesday, and during their rush to the hospital they collided with another vehicle. She said the moments after the crash were frightening.

“We were both freaking out because I couldn't feel her move, after the accident, I couldn't feel her move or anything, not even her heart beat I thought,” she said.

A Provo police officer who was watching out for speeders nearby responded to the crash, where he smashed a back window to help Rodriguez get out of the vehicle.

"Immediately they started yelling at me, saying that the lady in there was going to have a baby and she was obviously very pregnant," Officer Austin Williams of the Provo Police Department said Wednesday.  "...And she says, 'It's coming out now.'"

Rodriguez was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where she gave birth to a healthy girl named Ivy.