Pic of deputy comforting baby at crash scene goes viral

Credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Department

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A sheriff’s deputy is Alabama is getting national attention for a photo snapped at an accident scene.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, an 18-wheeler, an ambulance transporting a patient and another vehicle were involved in a crash just before 8 a.m. Tuesday. The accident occurred on I-20 near Leeds.

While there were no serious injuries in the wreck, a tender moment is going viral.

A photo taken on the scene shows Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Ric Lindley comforting a baby who was one of the victims in the accident. The deputy jumped into action, comforting the child and moving her to a safer location.

The accident is currently under investigation.

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