Baby Girl, 1, Saved By Truck Driver After Crawling Alongside Highway

Wed, June 18, 2014 11:05am EST by 12 Comments
Truck Driver Saves Baby
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A truck driver saved an adorable baby girl after spotting her crawling alongside a highway in Georgia. He immediately pulled over and rescued the girl from any further danger before calling the authorities.

Bryant Collins, an ex-convict, saved a baby girl’s life on the morning of Friday, June 13. The little girl, just 15 months, had crawled over 300 yards through the woods after leaving her unsupervised home. Bryant spotted the baby crawling alongside Highway 72 and immediately pulled over to rescue her before she crawled into traffic.

Truck Driver Saves Baby Girl Crawling Next To Georgia Highway

Bryant Collins is truly a hero.

On Friday, June 13, the truck driver noticed something moving next to Highway 72 in Carlton, Georgia. He was horrified when he realized what it was — a baby crawling.

Bryant quickly pulled over and managed to pick the baby up and bring her back into the safe confines of his car. He soon called the authorities, and kept the baby entertained by playing gospel music on his cell phone until police arrived.

“The baby started crying. so I turned my phone on and let her listen to some gospel music and she calmed right down,” Bryant told 11Alive.

The baby girl not only crawled 300 yards through the woods from her home before arriving at the highway, she may have also fallen down a 15 foot embankment. Thankfully, she only suffered a few minor scrapes and some insect bites, according to the Daily Mail.

Police released the precious little girl into the custody of her mother so that she could receive proper medical treatment after her terrifying morning.

Girl’s Father Arrested For Child Cruelty

The baby girl who crawled alongside the highway had allegedly been left at home with her siblings who were no older than 13.

After the baby was released into her mother’s custody, police arrested her father, Timothy Pickens, for multiple different charges, including child cruelty, reckless conduct, and obstruction.

Even though she was given custody of the baby after the incident, the girl’s mother may face charges as well, reports the Daily Mail.

It is a miracle that Bryant spotted the little girl after so many people passed her unnoticed. This story could have had a much more tragic ending had she not been rescued by Bryant.

– Lauren Cox

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Posted at 3:31 PM on June 21, 2014  

Was it necessary to add the ex on part? What does that have to do with anything?

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Posted at 1:55 PM on June 18, 2014  

What if the writer throws in that he was an ex-cop, I bet you won’t have much to say, what if he really was an ex cop and the article writer says he was an ex cop, would that make you want to dispute as well?

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Posted at 6:24 PM on June 18, 2014  

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Mrs. wright

Posted at 7:07 PM on June 18, 2014  

Wes, if they said he was an “ex cop” it isn’t being said in an attempt to defame his character. Labeling him as an ex con, simply is. That is the difference.

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Posted at 1:36 PM on June 18, 2014  

You made me so mad with your dumb labels I forgot to add BRYANT COLLINS IS A HERO as I did not even have time to read his name when you so clearly started your article with all that convict bashing.

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Posted at 1:33 PM on June 18, 2014  

How the hell did you write this story instead of praising the man you smear his character by saying he’s an ex convict.This man was obviously working and is a truck driver and also a HERO so stop putting labels on people like him that saved a kids life.The real convict is the father and mother of these kids that are abusing,neglecting,and not watching their kids.I know police released the kid to the mother’s custody but she must have known before about the neglect as all the kids are under age and the father was not watching them.

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Posted at 12:39 PM on June 18, 2014  

@Mrs. Wright my thoughts exactly.. The same thing with that guy that rescued those abducted girls…always need to throw shade to take away from the good that was done…whoever wrote this article is an a@@hole…

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Mrs. wright

Posted at 12:18 PM on June 18, 2014  

Had to throw out the ex-convict, right? He couldn’t have just been the HERO that saved the baby from near certain death? Regardless of his past, he did an amazing thing and should not have his past mistakes thrown out in his time of glory! Thankfully this man was there and saw the child before something really tragic happened!

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Posted at 12:11 PM on June 18, 2014  

Why does it matter if he was an ex convict?

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Posted at 12:10 PM on June 18, 2014  

to Lauren Cox…or WHOEVER did this article; What was the point of mentioning he was an ex convict??? did that have anything to do with the story? No it absolutely didn’t smh just can’t let the man be given 100% POSITIVE shine ,had to throw that irrelevant information out. PATHETIC!

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Posted at 11:15 AM on June 18, 2014  

To God be the glory…

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