As he pulled over and exited his vehicle, Pellicano could clearly hear the woman. "Someone please save my baby!" she screamed.
"At that point, my heart kind of sank," said Pellicano. "I knew I had to do something."
He sprinted toward her, now able to see the young boy in her arms. The child was limp and not moving. She shook him and begged him to wake up. After quickly assessing the scene, Pellicano jumped into action, instructing the woman to place her son on the ground so he could begin administering CPR.
Pellicano instructed an onlooker to call for an ambulance, then focused his attention on the boy. The situation looked grim at first - the child had no pulse and was bleeding.
"It was very surreal - my body was just kind of moving to what we were trained to do," said Pellicano.
He gave the child CPR with no result for what seemed like an eternity. Finally, the boy gasped for air. Pellicano continued his efforts, and the child gasped again, this time moving his legs.
"It was amazing," said Pellicano. "I looked over at the mother and it looked like she had hope again."
Sirens blared over the sounds of the accident, and in a whirlwind of activity, paramedics ran onto the scene and evacuated the child and his mother, leaving Pellicano at the scene.
"It didn't really dawn on me at the time what had happened," he said. "It wasn't until I was driving home when it hit me that, 'Wow, that just happened.'"
That wasn't where his involvement ended, however. The boy, now known to be 17-month-old Kaysin Willis, had a traumatic brain injury, a broken leg and internal bleeding, and had to be put in an induced coma at the hospital. As his treatment progressed, Pellicano regularly visited Kaysin and his mother, Rebekah, to comfort them.
At every step of the way, he said numerous doctors and nurses would tell him that his CPR efforts on the scene may well have saved Kaysin's life.
"I'm just glad I was there. I don't know what would have happened if I wasn't there, but I'm just happy I was," he said.
A little more than a month later, Kaysin made a full recovery.
"He was moving. He was smiling. He grabbed my hand," said Pellicano. "It went from so grim to just amazing. He's doing awesome now."