Tuesday afternoon, about noon, city, county and highway patrol officers rushed to the Main Street exit on the Highway 82 Bypass for a pregnant woman who had run off the road. Monique Whitfield lost control of her Dodge Charger when taking the exit. A short, but intense, rain storm wetted the road just minutes before, leaving the road slick.
Whitfield’s Charger spun out of control, knocking down a street light and a Mississippi University for Women sign. The car slid down the deep embankment, pushed under a chain link fence and came to rest in the treeline at the bottom of the hill.
The fence and trees were cut and Whitfield was carried, on a backboard, up the steep hill by paramedics and firefighters. She remained relatively calm through the entire ordeal.
Whitfield says she has had a “rough pregnancy” and was on her way to the hospital because she thought she was having a kidney stone.
Whitfield was then transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle where she gave birth via emergency c-section. Dylan LeSean Whitfield was born just after 8:30 pm.
Baby Whitfield weighed in at 6 lbs 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. Whitfield’s says her two older children “can’t wait to meet their little brother.”