‘My mommy instincts kicked in’: NC mother, baby survive hit-and-run crash


GREENSBORO, N.C. (WFMY) – A mother and her baby are OK after a terrifying hit-and-run crash on Wednesday. 

The crash happened shortly after 3:30 p.m. in Greensboro. Police say the driver of an SUV left the scene after crashing into another SUV carrying Tiwan Goodner and her child.

Goodner’s SUV flipped in the roadway. 

“My mommy instincts kicked in, my adrenaline,” said Goodner. “I pulled my legs from under the steering wheel and the dashboard, and I was just pulling to get to the back, pulling with my hands. And I got to my baby, and I used one hand to hold her and I used the other to unbuckle her, and I had her on my chest.” 

Firefighters got to the scene and rescued Goodner and her baby from the SUV. 

The baby had no injuries. Goodner says she’s got some bumps and bruises, but she believes someone was looking out for her and her child. 

“I thank God for me and my baby being here. There was some guardian angel watching over me and my baby, because we wasn’t supposed to walk away from that.”

Police have limited information on the suspect vehicle at this time, but believe it is an older, dark-colored SUV. 

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000. 

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