Good Samaritan praised for rescuing 2 kids wandering in Vancouver traffic
WATCH ABOVE: A close call in East Vancouver involving 2 toddlers who escaped from their daycare. John Daly has more.
VANCOUVER -At 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Shane Foulds was driving down Dundas Street in East Vancouver when he spotted two toddlers wandering all by themselves.
One of them was wearing diapers.
“All of a sudden in front of me was an 18-month-old boy in diapers standing right in the middle of the road,” said Foulds. “I slammed on my brakes, stopped 10 feet from the child, and blocked traffic.”
While other drivers started to honk at Foulds for stopping in the middle of the road, once he got out and showed them what he had stopped for, he said they were all relieved.
Following the little boy into traffic was a two-and-a-half year old girl.
Turns out the two moms were at the Aboriginal Mother Centre Society for a workshop when the tots slipped out of the room.
“It happened in a few minutes, my daughter managed to sneak out through doors that were unlocked and she managed to get in the alleyway,” said Shannon Hernandez, Cedar’s mom.
The food bank was making a delivery so that’s why the doors to the street were open.
“I freaked out, I cried,” said Hernandez when she found out what happened, adding that the centre is great but thinks the government should provide funding for childminders to assist moms while they are at workshops.
Foulds said he has two kids, a six and a 10-year-old, so it really hit close to home for him.
Hernandez said it is a scary feeling. “When you think about the possibilities that could have happened right?” she said.
The centre said this has never happened before and changes have already been made to keep doors secure when deliveries are being made.
– With files from John Daly.
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