Man saves baby as stroller rolls into speeding traffic, alarming video shows

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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A man has been hailed a hero after he was caught on camera saving a stroller from rolling into speeding traffic.

The incident occurred in front of a car wash in Hesperia, California, Monday afternoon (May 1). At that time, gusty high desert winds managed to roll a stroller with a small baby inside into oncoming traffic on Bear Valley Road, where the speed limit is 40 miles an hour.

In the video, the stroller can be seen rolling away close to a busy road, with the youngster's great aunt falling over several times in an attempt to rush to catch it.

Ron Nessman, the good Samaritan who raced to the baby's aid, told ABC7: "She sees the child going into the street and that's all she sees, She can't do nothing."

According to the outlet, Nessman had been sitting on a bench outside the carwash when he saw the woman in her sixties fall down hard on the ground while trying to get to the stroller. "Didn't have time to even think about it, you just react," Nessman said.

The video shows Nessman speeding over to the stroller, saving the baby boy before he made it down the driveway and into the path of oncoming cars. "And I said, 'I got it!' You know what I mean? I seen her and I felt so bad for the lady you know. I couldn't imagine. I got nephews and nieces and I couldn't imagine something like that," he said.

"The wind was blowing so hard, by the time I got to it, it was at the top of that driveway," Nessman added, saying that he then went back to help the woman, who "was crying" and "in shock," per People. "Her knees were bleeding, she was traumatized from falling and from the baby going into traffic. I can only imagine what was going on in her head. It was heart-wrenching."

Nessman revealed that he empathized with the woman, as he was devastated when his girlfriend passed away in 2018. "My girlfriend passed away in 2018, It was sudden and I didn't want to do anything," he said. The former truck driver said he became homeless after that heartbreak, and that he had only recently moved to Hesperia to be with his family. In fact, he had just wrapped up a job interview when he saved the baby boy's life.

"I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I did nothing. I'm just glad I realized it and was on it," he said, adding that he hopes the situation will help to remind parents to make sure they always lock the wheels on their stroller.

With all of the conflict and stress in the world right now, it's always heartwarming to see acts of kindness. They go a long way!

Featured image credit: Stars and Stripes / Alamy

Man saves baby as stroller rolls into speeding traffic, alarming video shows

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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A man has been hailed a hero after he was caught on camera saving a stroller from rolling into speeding traffic.

The incident occurred in front of a car wash in Hesperia, California, Monday afternoon (May 1). At that time, gusty high desert winds managed to roll a stroller with a small baby inside into oncoming traffic on Bear Valley Road, where the speed limit is 40 miles an hour.

In the video, the stroller can be seen rolling away close to a busy road, with the youngster's great aunt falling over several times in an attempt to rush to catch it.

Ron Nessman, the good Samaritan who raced to the baby's aid, told ABC7: "She sees the child going into the street and that's all she sees, She can't do nothing."

According to the outlet, Nessman had been sitting on a bench outside the carwash when he saw the woman in her sixties fall down hard on the ground while trying to get to the stroller. "Didn't have time to even think about it, you just react," Nessman said.

The video shows Nessman speeding over to the stroller, saving the baby boy before he made it down the driveway and into the path of oncoming cars. "And I said, 'I got it!' You know what I mean? I seen her and I felt so bad for the lady you know. I couldn't imagine. I got nephews and nieces and I couldn't imagine something like that," he said.

"The wind was blowing so hard, by the time I got to it, it was at the top of that driveway," Nessman added, saying that he then went back to help the woman, who "was crying" and "in shock," per People. "Her knees were bleeding, she was traumatized from falling and from the baby going into traffic. I can only imagine what was going on in her head. It was heart-wrenching."

Nessman revealed that he empathized with the woman, as he was devastated when his girlfriend passed away in 2018. "My girlfriend passed away in 2018, It was sudden and I didn't want to do anything," he said. The former truck driver said he became homeless after that heartbreak, and that he had only recently moved to Hesperia to be with his family. In fact, he had just wrapped up a job interview when he saved the baby boy's life.

"I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I did nothing. I'm just glad I realized it and was on it," he said, adding that he hopes the situation will help to remind parents to make sure they always lock the wheels on their stroller.

With all of the conflict and stress in the world right now, it's always heartwarming to see acts of kindness. They go a long way!

Featured image credit: Stars and Stripes / Alamy