Dashcam video captures the terrifying moment when a toddler wanders a busy roadway in Michigan before being rescued by a hero agent just before a truck flies by
- Sergeant Joseph Richard, Michigan state police, rescued a two-year-old girl after wandering off a busy carriageway near Alpena last Friday
- The frightening incident was caught on the dashcam video of the Richards patrol car and has since been shared online
- The police officer was praised for his heroism and quick thinking after he saved the little girl from the path of an approaching dump truck
Dashcam video has captured the terrifying moment when a two-year-old girl ran on a busy roadway in Michigan before she was rescued by a quick-thinking agent.
The footage, filmed last Friday, shows police Sergeant Joseph Richards from Michigan driving his patrol car along a road at Alpena before he sees the toddler unattended.
The toddler is not aware of the danger she has, hanging on the side of the highway before she wanders the road.
Richards is quick to see when he leaves his police car before running to the girl trying to save her.
& # 39; Stop it! Stop! Stop it! & # 39; he can be heard screaming in the dashcam vision.
State police Sergeant Joseph Richards (photo) is praised as a hero after rescuing a two-year-old girl from a busy Alpena roadway on Friday
Richards sees the toddler waving in his arms and rescues her from the full power of a red dump truck that passes just a few seconds later.
The toddler's mother was nearby and said she had lost sight of her daughter for a few seconds while she was on her way to the busy road.
A news report from the Michigan State Police was shared on Twitter after the incident and claimed that the Richards had prevented a fatal accident.
& # 39; If it wasn't for Richards' rapid action, this incident would have ended in a tragedy & # 39 ;, read the message.
Richards was flooded with praise on social media, with one writing: & # 39; This is the definition of & # 39; To protect and serve & # 39 ;. Outstanding work! & # 39;
Another wrote: & # 39; That child has a guardian angel that Sgt. Richards! God bless! & # 39;
The toddler can be seen in the dashcam video that makes its way to the busy lane
Richards runs quickly from his patrol car and runs onto the road to save the toddler from an oncoming dump truck
Richards quick thinking has earned him praise on social media, where someone rescues & # 39; the definition of & # 39; To protect and serve & # 39; mentions & # 39;
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