Policeman rescues toddler from dangling car

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A policeman saved a toddler from a car dangling over a tunnel in North Carolina, with photos showing what could have been a tragic accident.

A car that veered off a road on Wednesday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was suspended over a pedestrian tunnel that hundreds of Reynolds High School students typically use, had the incident not taken place early in the morning.

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“Thank God it happened at 7 o’clock in the morning,” Diana Kelly, the school’s financial secretary told ABC News. Kelly said many of the school’s 1,800 students use the pedestrian passageway to walk from the school’s bus lot to the main building starting around 8:20 a.m., to prevent them from crossing the street at ground level. School starts at 8:50 a.m., she said.

The driver, 28, was able to get out of the still-running car. But in the vehicle was a 2-year-old, whose name and gender have not been released. And a Winston-Salem police officer came to the toddler’s rescue. The child was reportedly not injured and was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure, the Winston-Salem Journal reported.

The driver reportedly lost control of the car due to an object that was wedged against the gas pedal, according to police, the Journal reported.