Woman shares her attempt to save 7-month-old following crash

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You never really know how you’ll handle an emergency until you’re in the middle of one.

Medical Assistant Kelly Smallwood said she felt in control despite her adrenaline fueled, anxious call to 911.

Pulling over, stopping traffic and crossing a busy road, moments after a fatal accident involving a toddler late Thursday afternoon, Kelly said she saw 7-month-old Micah Ferebee and knew she had to do something despite how bad things looked.

“I was afraid of the outcome but I wasn’t sure of what was going to happen,” she said. 

Investigators said 31-year-old Muhaba Mohamed inexplicably ran her Toyota RAV4 into the toddler and his father, 23-year-old Kenan Ferebee, who was pushing the 7-month-old in a stroller along Westerville road near Innis.

A man who didn’t want to be identified said he gave police surveillance video from outside his home, showing Mohamed drive the RAV4 off a used car lot she was buying it from before crashing seconds later, not hitting her brakes once.

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“The only reason she stopped is because she hit the house hard enough where it made the car jump over,” the man said.

Nearby as Smallwood tried to revive Micah, she began to realize her efforts were in vain. 

“I wish I could’ve done more,” she said.

Smallwood said that tiny patient, much like the day and the accident, will be tough to forget.

“When you’re in the healthcare field you always have a patient that sticks with you forever. This family will always be with me. It will take some time. It will,” she said.

No charges have been filed against Mohamed at this time.