Newspaper carrier finds newborn baby in middle of Central California road

The baby was taken to the nearest hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. Source Facebook  California Highway PatrolMore

It's unclear how long the newborn had been left out in the road. He saw that it was a baby dressed in a onesie without a diaper and lying on its back. He called 911 and, together with another passerby, tried to keep the infant warm until help arrived.

A newspaper delivery man in California found a newborn baby girl in the middle of a roadway on Monday while he was delivering copies of the Fresno Bee just outside the city.

An investigation has been launched to find out who abandoned the newborn baby.

A man was walking in a rural area at Avenue 13 1/2 near Road 28 about 4:30 a.m. when a woman approached him in her SUV.

'It could've been worse because out its pitch black its pitch black there could've been coyotes there's cars going by fast down that road, ' Fuentes Jr. added.

Madera County Sheriff's Office, who attended the scene alongside the California Highway Patrol, are now looking to identify the child's mother.

The baby was taken to a neonatal intensive care unit at Valley Children's Hospital. Witnesses say she is possibly a young Hispanic woman in her early 20s.

She was said to have been driving a white SUV but details of her physical description are "unknown". Yahoo Lifestyle has reached out to the Madera County Sheriff's office for information on the baby and mother and will update this post when it responds. "If there was another vehicle, that baby would have been badly hurt" or killed, he said. He refused and suggested she take the newborn to a fire station or hospital.

In California, parents or persons with lawful custody can safely surrender an infant within 72 hours of birth, no questions asked, under the Safely Surrendered Baby Law. The sites are typically hospitals or fire stations.

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