Heroic truck driver saves baby in runaway stroller from oncoming traffic! (VIDEO)

Not many people can say they've saved a life just by being quick on their feet but garbage truck driver turned superhero, Jeff Blackburn, definitely can! As can be seen in this video, Blackburn was driving his truck in Seattle when he spotted a runaway stroller rolling down a city street and sprang into action.


After the baby's mother lost control of the stroller, Blackburn started honking his horn to alert nearby drivers and sped up to try and catch the boy. He even parked his truck in the middle of the road to block any traffic heading towards the stroller before running towards it.

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"Luckily when I was honking the horn a Fedex truck was going through the intersection and stopped because he heard the horn honking," he said. When Blackburn caught up with him, the frightened mom was also there with the boy who, with no real idea of what was going on, was smiling! Luckily, both mom and son were unharmed.

Watch the scary incident go down:

Wow, talk about being at the right place at the right time! I don't even want to think about what could have happened if Blackburn hadn't been able to block the oncoming cars. That mom is very lucky that his quick thinking saved this baby's life! I hope she thanked him profusely after she got over the initial shock. Note to parents: hold onto your kid's strollers very tightly while walking on steep streets.

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Topics: parents and children  child rearing