Good Samaritan jumps off bridge to save child, but wants to stay anonymous

LAUREN LANTRY
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Good Samaritan jumps off bridge to save child, but wants to stay anonymous

Police say a good Samaritan who jumped off a Maryland bridge to save a young child wants to remain anonymous despite being a hero.

The incident began with a 5-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon on the Route 90 bridge across Assawoman Bay near Ocean City, Maryland.

A 2-year-old child was "ejected from a pickup truck with her car seat, landing in the bay below," the Ocean City Police Department said in a statement provided to ABC News.

PHOTO: Wreckage from a car accident on the Route 90 bridge in Ocean City, Md., May 2, 2021. (Ocean City Fire Department via AP)
PHOTO: Wreckage from a car accident on the Route 90 bridge in Ocean City, Md., May 2, 2021. (Ocean City Fire Department via AP)

As the truck the child was in dangled over the guardrail, the good Samaritan jumped over the the edge and into the water to save the toddler.

The 2-year-old girl was in stable condition at Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital in Baltimore after being flown there by a Maryland State Police medevac helicopter, officials said.

Seven others injured in the pileup were released from the hospital.

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Police said, due to the complexity of the crash, "the investigation is ongoing."

The good Samaritan, living up to the description, has asked that his or her name -- not be revealed.

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