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2-year-old girl rescued by bystander from Assawoman Bay in Ocean City after traffic accident is in good condition

OCEAN CITY — A bystander jumped over a highway guardrail and into a Maryland bay Sunday to rescue a 2-year-old girl who had been thrown from a pickup truck and into the water during a crash, according to authorities.

The child was ejected from while still in her car seat on the Route 90 bridge in Ocean City and landed in the Assawoman Bay, the Ocean City Fire Department said in a statement.

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The girl was flown to a Baltimore hospital, where Ocean City police spokeswoman Ashley Miller said she was in good condition. An additional seven people were treated at hospitals and released.

Authorities were called to the scene just before 3 p.m. and discovered one car hanging off the side of the bridge, according to officials. Three other cars were involved in the crash, authorities said.

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None of the victims were immediately identified and authorities did not say what they believe caused the crash.

Officials said the witness who rescued the girl has asked to remain anonymous.

Route 90 was closed at Coastal Highway and Route 589.

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