Authorities say a baby girl found crawling across a busy New Jersey street was unharmed after a neighbor and passing motorist came to her aid.
The child was spotted around 5 p.m. Saturday in Lakewood, in southern New Jersey.
Yes, this is a photo of a BABY CRAWLING ACROSS THE STREET in Lakewood, New Jersey. Please excuse me while I have a mini heart attack. @OglesbyAPP had the details: https://t.co/N09AFYWFj4 pic.twitter.com/kJtlcGYudf— Courtney Marabella (@CourtMarabella) September 24, 2018
The motorist, Cory Cannon, 41, of Eatontown, told the Asbury Park Press he saw the girl on Joe Parker Road and initially thought she was a toy. But when he saw the child moving, he got out of his car to stop traffic.
At that same time, a neighbor got the baby and returned the child to her home.
The APP reported that it appears that a door was left open by an older sibling and the family was unaware she had left until the neighbor returned her. Child welfare workers were investigating the case.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.