The boy had been playing with his 7-year-old sister on Friday
evening before he crawled onto a busy state street in Brigham
City, Utah, where the speed limit is 40 miles per hour, police
Lieutenant Dennis Vincent said.
A woman driving on the roadway spotted the baby, pulled over and
rescued him from the lane closest to the sidewalk, Vincent said.
She was able to determine which house the child likely came from
and brought him there before calling police, he said.
The child's mother said she had laid down to rest after putting
her son in his crib but that her daughter took him into the
backyard, Vincent said.
"We all know how quickly kids can get away and luckily this
didn't end in a tragedy," Vincent said.
Charges against the mother are not likely, but the incident has
been reported to the state's Division of Child and Family
Services, which is investigating, Vincent said.
(Reporting by Kevin Murphy; editing by Colleen Jenkins & Kim Coghill)
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