WACO, Texas -- The mother who shielded her baby as they fell from a bridge after a traffic accident in Waco, Texas had to have one of her legs amputated, KXXV reported.
Jennifer Duncan was driving her eight-month-old son Daniel to daycare earlier this month when she got into an accident.
As Duncan and her son waited outside of their car for help -- tragedy struck.
"Another vehicle had stopped to shield them from oncoming traffic. She was standing in front of that vehicle on the shoulder when that vehicle was rear-ended," attorney Jonathan Stark said.
The vehicle knocked Duncan and her son off the bridge.
They fell 30 feet to the street below.
Incredibly, the child was not hurt. Duncan had cradled Daniel while falling, shielding him from the impact.
"You know Jennifer is a remarkable young lady and that she was able to again, whether by instinct or conscious decision totally forgo her own safety to protect that baby is remarkable," Stark said.
Duncan wasn't so fortunate.
Her leg was severed below the knee and had to be amputated.
She also suffered a shattered pelvis and internal injuries.