We often think we have seen it all, until a story like this comes along and blows everything out of the water. This is exactly how this officer felt when the unthinkable occurred while traveling down an Oregon highway one night. Usually, police officers are on the lookout for dangerous drivers along he road.
But this officer got the surprise of his life when he encountered a pedestrian walking down the middle of the highway lane. To make matters even worse, the night in question was pitch black in darkness. But let’s say that if one did see a pedestrian in the middle of a lane, you certainly would never expect it to be a small child.
Deputy Jeremy Gautney was left in disbelief when this is exactly what he saw. The officer could not believe what he was seeing on the road in front of him.
As the police car slowly comes to a halt, officer Gautney stares in shock at the terrifying sight he is witnessing. What Jeremy witnessed that very night is now a stark warning to every driver on the road. You never know what type of unexpected scenario you may come across while driving, always expect the unexpected.
A small infant, washed out by the headlights of his car, came running towards him. The officer got out of his car and immediately picked up the wandering child who was unaccompanied.
A couple of seconds later, a semi drove right past them in the next lane. To think if the child had been in the other lane sends a shiver down my spine..
Deputy Gautney soon discovered how the child had become lost on a highway at night. The child’s parents were already searching frantically before the child even made it to the highway.
The young boy had wandered off from a local community gathering only minutes before. To everyone’s relief, the deputy rescued him before any harm came to him and reunited him with his parents.
The video was released by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office with the intention of “‘not … to ridicule or question those involved’ but to warn drivers that they need to pay full attention when driving as they could face unexpected conditions.”
Watch the video below and see the terrifying footage unfold – it will most definitely open your eyes!
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