Video: Brave police officer rescues toddler from oncoming traffic

A police dash cam captured the moment a toddler ran into traffic on a busy highway in the US.

Illinois' Naperville Police Department shared footage of the rescue on Facebook.

The incident took place in May. The department wrote on Facebook: The "youngster escaped his mother's watchful eye, left his house and was found by Sgt. Anthony Mannino running on Route 59!"

Luckily, no one was hurt and the child was reunited with his mother.

"My heart stopped watching this. Thank God for this officer being in the right place at the right time. How come no other cars stopped?!"  one commented on Facebook. "That's amazing! Hero for sure... what amazed me is how quickly he went to calm the child! "It's okay, it's okay!" Incredible," said another.

Watch the video here:

 

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