Man saves child crawling near Ga. highway

Published On: Aug 06 2014 07:21:31 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 17 2014 09:52:49 AM CDT
Man saves baby on highway

WXIA

A Georgia man pulled over just in time to save the life of a baby crawling near a busy highway.

The 15-month-old had wandered 300 yards away from home and crawled through the woods and nearly onto Highway 72 in Madison County, Atlanta TV station WXIA reported.

Bryant Collins spotted something in the corner of his eye and pulled over.

"I just stopped and, when I got out, there was a baby … almost in the highway," he said.

Collins called 911. He stayed with the young girl for two hours.

"The baby started crying," Collins said, "so I turned my phone on and let her listen to some gospel music, and she calmed right down."

Amazingly, the child was not hurt, authorities said.

Police arrested the child's father, Timothy Pickens, and will likely also arrest the child's mother.

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