The moment a driver rescued a 17-month-old toddler wandering out onto a busy road has been caught on camera.
Filmed using a dash camera, a toddler can be seen walking into the path of traffic in Villawood, in Sydney’s west.
The driver, Gary Dring, quickly swings his car across the lane to block other vehicles and leaps to the rescue.
He jumps from his vehicle and snatches the oblivious child from the road and hands it to another child who runs from a nearby property and carries the toddler away.
He told 7 News the parents of the child hadn’t believed police the incident had taken place, and it took him showing them the footage for them to accept it.
Police referred the matter to family and community services.
The family declined to comment.
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