‘Help me, Mama’: Baby boy delivered by C-section following mother’s fatal crash in Birmingham
Iderrika Patryce Callens’ mother talks to Janice Rogers
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - “Mama, mama this truck won’t stop. Help me, Mama,” Lisa Finley said these were some of the last words she heard before her daughter, 24-year-old Iderrika Patryce Callens, was killed in an accident in Birmingham.
Authorities said Iderrika was driving a Toyota 4Runner when she wrecked on I-59 North at the Avenue I exit ramp.
Callens’ mother, Lisa Finley, said Iderrika couldn’t stop the SUV and she wrecked. Callens’ vehicle was found overturned and she had to be extricated.
Finley said someone stopped to help Iderrika and stayed with her until she was taken to UAB. Finley said the person saved both of her babies. Iderricka was able to tell the doctors her name, her mother’s name and ask them to save her baby.
Finley said when she got to the hospital she was able to see and talk to Iderrika, and she still had hope her baby girl would make it. A short time later doctors told her Iderrika didn’t make it.
Iderrika’s baby boy, Dallas, did. He was delivered by emergency cesarean section. Iderrika’s mother said baby Dallas is ‘still fighting’ and improving. She expects him to be okay.
Sunday, April 19, Finley told WBRC this great news, “Hey just got an update from the doctor they are removing him off of the ventilator and putting him on a CPAP since he’s breathing on his own.”
Lisa Finley said she’s happy when she sees Dallas, but she’s in tears when she leaves because she still can’t believe her daughter is gone. She said when she and Iderrika weren’t working they spent all of their time together.
Finley is going to host the baby shower Iderrika had planned for Dallas. She had even bought the decorations.
Loved ones have set up a GoFundMe for Baby Dallas, his family’s miracle.
The cause and circumstances surrounding the wreck are being investigated by the Birmingham Police Department.
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