This is the tragic moment when a father cradles his newborn son who was saved after his pregnant wife was killed on impact when criminals fleeing cops smashed into her vehicle.
Samantha Russell, 22, was 33 weeks pregnant at the time of the collision, died on impact, but doctors were able to safely deliver her baby son.
In an emotional Facebook post following the tragedy, her husband, Brandon Russell, 21, posted a photo of himself cradling his newborn son, Mac.
He said that words couldn’t describe or express the emotions that were going through everyone’s head in light of the events that took place on July 6, 2021, at about 5.30 CST, and he said that Sammy was taken from them, but left behind the most wonderful gift of life.
He continued to say that Samantha was going to be a wonderful mother and that she always had everything planned out and ready to go, and he said she was driven and the hardest worker he knew.
He said that she always knew what to say when he was going through an issue or needed advice, and that she was the best person to know, from her bubbly nature and being all over the place to her knowing when it was ‘couch-thirty’ and time to watch Netflix, and that she was an all-round great soul who didn’t deserve to die on impact from a reckless motorist.
He added that she was the greatest example of what it looks like to be happy, and that she bestowed happiness to everyone and anyone she knew, and that she would always be his wife and the person he turned to when he needed advice or to ask another one of his stupid questions, and that he loved her and that she was everything to him.
But he said that with all that said, that he wanted everyone reading to take a moment to cherish and love those special people around you while they’re here and that no one could ever replace them because they mean so much to them, and he concluded that you just never know what to expect every day and that we should live every day to our fullest.
According to their Facebook profiles, Samantha and Brandon were married in 2019, and in January, Samantha posted a photograph of the two of them holding sonogram photos to announce her pregnancy, and in March, they announced that baby Russell would be a boy.
This is an especially poignant story, but I’m sure that Brandon will be a doting father and take care of his son, but this is yet another unfortunate example of good people losing their lives through the actions of others.
And this poor child will never know his mother because of the actions of criminals who had no regard for the lives of others, and they should be charged with murder because their high speed led to this avoidable tragedy, and they should never be free to wander the streets again.
Statistically, high-speed pursuits don’t end well, and it puts innocent people’s lives at risk, and these criminals that killed this woman probably won’t get done for murder because it wasn’t premeditated, and they’ll probably be walking the streets in less than a few years.