An Illinois dad is grateful for the group of nurses who paid his bond after he was arrested for alleged traffic violations he committed while rushing his toddler to the emergency room on Thursday, April 4.

As FOX2 reports, Darius Hinkle was racing to Touchette Regional Hospital, when multiple police officers began following him with their sirens on. However, Hinkle kept going because his 1-year-old daughter was choking on a penny.

He said:

“The first thing on my mind was ‘get her to the hospital.’ That’s my daughter I wouldn’t want nothing to happen to her.”

Donecia Pittman, the toddler’s mother, was also in the car at the time. She told FOX2 that when they arrived at the hospital, she informed the officers that her daughter was choking.

However, she says they were more concerned with the fact that Hinkle was speeding and did not have a valid license. Officers arrested him while his daughter received medical attention.

Later, Pittman went to the jail where Hinkle was being held to bail him out. That’s when she encountered another individual with the same intention.

She recalled:

 “Somebody was up there they said, ‘I’m here to bond out Darius Hinkle.'”

The woman told Pittman that she worked as a nurse at Touchette Hospital. Pittman said the employee told her that she and a group of other nurses had put their money together to post bond for Hinkle.

Both parents are extremely grateful for the nurses. They said they cant “thank them enough” for their grand gestures of saving their daughter’s life and helping them post bond.

The National Health Service provides various tips on what types of thrusts and blows to give your child if they are choking based on their age.

The service recommends chest thrusts for children under the age of 1 and abdominal thrusts for older children:

Only remove the object from the child’s mouth if it is clearly visible. Otherwise, you may accidentally worsen the blockage. If you are unable to remove the object using the previously mentioned tips, call 999 immediately.

Lastly, the National Health Service recommends seeking medical attention for the child whether the object was able to be removed or not.

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9 Replies to “Father Gets Arrested After Speeding His Choking Daughter to Hospital. Nurses Post His Bond”

  • Anonymous 5 months ago

    He did the right thing. He save his little girl.sometime I don’t understand police!

  • Anonymous 5 months ago

    Seriously he was taking his child to the hospital………… some police officers should get all the praise these however should be ashamed………….

  • Josie 5 months ago

    I’m not criticising this guy. But anyone reading this, please don’t try to drive a loved one to the hospital yourself during an emergency. Call an ambulance. They are highly trained professionals and can keep calm under pressure and you won’t have to worry about being pulled over by police.

    Getting behind the wheel when you’re in a highly emotional, panicked state can be very dangerous. Not only for those in the car, but others on the road too. This man and his child are very lucky.
    Also, the police don’t know why a car is speeding. They can’t see what’s happening inside the car. All they see is someone breaking the law. Who knows how they might react?

    Please just call an ambulance.

    • Anonymous 5 months ago

      Most of people cannot afford ambulance because insurance will not cover for this. That why they have to rush child to hospital immediately. Time is counting on child. I understand police didn’t know what going on. None of being at fault for this. Saving life is far more important than anything. I am sure doing this have to be wavier for good reason.

    • Anonymous 5 months ago

      I do not agree with you, the child could of dies waiting for the ambulance to get there. My brother could have died had they waited for an ambulance after suffering a severe brain injury it was the quick thinking of his boss to get him to help that saved him… If you yourself are rushing a loved one to the hospital you can call for police assistance while in transit. Some cops aren’t even waiting on the ambulance for some victims they’re putting them right in their car and transporting them, saving some lives…

  • Anonymous 5 months ago

    Nurses are angels the police should of giving the dad a excourt to the hospital

  • Carlie Degraaf 5 months ago

    PRAISE GOD FOR GOOD PEOPLE IN GOOD PLACES!!! THANK GOD THE LITTLE GIRL IS OKAY!!

  • Gail Morra 5 months ago

    An escort to the hospital? If he stopped the car but I’m sure it would of taken too long to explain it all on side of rode when clearly the baby needed immediate attention.

  • Beverly M. Harlow 5 months ago

    I HOPE AND PRAY THAT ANY COURT OFFICIAL THAT TRIES THIS CASE , WILL BE EXTREMELY LENIENT ON THIS GENTLEMAN AND HIS FAMILY. SINCE NOTHING BAD HAPPENED, RE: THE POLICE CHASING THEM. THAT IN ITSELF WAS A TRAFFIC HAZARD. CONSIDERING THE FACT, ALSO, THAT NO AMBULANCE COULD/WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET TO THEIR RESIDENCE, GET THE CHILD AND GET TO THE E.R. AS FAST AS THE FATHER DID. SHE COULD HAVE BEEN DEAD BY THE TIME THE EMT’S GOT TO THE HOME !!!

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