Truck driver Jeff Blackburn stops runaway stroller. Screen capture via KING 5.
A Seattle woman was on a jog with her baby in a jogging stroller when she stopped to talk to some other women. She turned the stroller sideways and approached the group. However, the stroller did not stay put. Instead, it started rolling towards an intersection with the baby inside.
Fortunately, Jeff Blackburn was driving a garbage truck nearby and saw the stroller racing towards danger. He told KOMO TV in Seattle, “She was on a hill and almost immediately when she turned the corner the stroller started to turn and roll down the hill. So I started honking the horn and speeding up so I could catch up to it before it got to the intersection, because at the bottom of the hill was a busy intersection with stop signs.”
Quick-thinking Blackburn positioned his truck to block oncoming traffic. Then, he hightailed it to the stroller. Blackburn and a woman were able to stop the stroller, complete with a happy little boy inside.
The frantic mom arrived soon after, anxious to grab her little boy. KING 5 in Seattle reports that she was very shaken up, grabbed the stroller, and left without a word.
The little boy was very fortunate that Blackburn was in the area. A Fedex truck had been entering the intersection at the time of the incident. Fortunately, the driver heard Blackburn honk his horn and was able to stop his truck in time.
The incident was captured on a surveillance camera. Footage can be seen on KING 5.
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