Baby thrown 25 feet in crash opens eyes, smiles at rescuers

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HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A 7-month-old baby suffered only a bruise after being thrown 25 feet during a crash in Ohio.

The crash happened when a vehicle struck the van carrying Lashanda Goldsmith, her 7-month-old daughter, Madison, and a 15-year-old girl.

The 7-month-old was ejected from the car and safety crews found her in her car seat face down 20 feet from the crash. Her eyes were closed and rescuers thought she was dead. Then Madison opened her eyes and smiled at them.

“God does not make mistakes. I tell people that all the time. When things happen, it’s all in His will,” Madison’s relative, Rhonda Moody, told WHIO.