NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — A baby girl is recovering after police say she severed her arm last week when she out of a moving vehicle on Interstate 26.

An officer with the North Charleston Police Department responded on Oct. 10 to I-26 eastbound near the Exit 205 ramp near University Boulevard after receiving a call about a baby that had fallen from a vehicle and was heavily bleeding.

The 2-year-old girl was being held by a witness when the officer arrived but was alert and conscious.

According to a report from the department, Officer Jason Marzan discovered that the child’s right arm was lacerated from just above the elbow. A tourniquet was applied to the child’s right arm to help stop or control the bleeding.

Marzan said the doctors at MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital were able to reattach the girl’s arm and that she is getting sensation back in the arm.

Marzan, who was honored Monday for his quick action to save the child’s life, also gave credit to an airman from Shaw Air Force Base, who stopped behind the vehicle to block traffic and communicated with the child before first responders arrived.