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Driver finds baby crawling across busy New Jersey road; child unharmed

Posted: 8:05 AM, Sep 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-25 08:05:12-04

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a baby girl found crawling across a busy New Jersey street was unharmed after a neighbor and passing motorist came to her aid.

The child was spotted around 5 p.m. Saturday in Lakewood.

The motorist, Cory Cannon of Eatontown, told the  Asbury Park Press  he saw the girl on Joe Parker Road and initially thought she was a toy. But when he saw the child moving, he got out of his car to stop traffic.

At that same time, a neighbor got the baby and returned the child home.

Authorities say the baby may have left through a door that was left open by an older sibling. A woman at the home called the matter "an accident."

It wasn't clear how long the child was on the roadway.

The case remains under investigation.