Baby fighting for his life after car crash, family wants to thank stranger for helping

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AKRON, OH  - A 4-month-old baby boy remains in Akron Children's Hospital intensive care unit Monday, following a two car crash that caused him to be ejected from his parents' car.

"We were leaving for work and Neco was in his car seat when we got t-boned by a pick up truck," Neco's mother, Lorena Escudero told Fox 8.

The baby's father, Neco Ware, was driving the car and went unconscious immediately following the crash.

"The whole back seat was crushed in and the car seat was actually ejected through the sun roof," Lorena said. "I couldn't find him. I was looking everywhere and was so upset. An extremely kind woman stopped and helped me. She found him in the grass. He was still in his car seat."

Lorena said the woman took her and the baby to the hospital, while others waited with the baby's father for the ambulance to arrive.

The baby was taken into emergency surgery due to a blood clot near his brain.

"They had to take part of skull out and we are just praying he pulls through," Lorena said.

She said she believes the kind stranger and the car seat helped save her son's life.

"I would love to be able to thank her but she left without giving me her name," Lorena said.

Neco's father says he too is extremely thankful.

"I wish I was the one fighting for my life and my son was ok," Ware said.

The family has started a go fund me account to help pay medical expenses.

The crash remains under investigation.

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