A good Samaritan who saved a baby from rolling into speeding traffic in Hesperia is speaking out after the terrifying ordeal was caught on camera.
Video of the heart-stopping ordeal has since gone viral on social media.
Security video shows the stroller suddenly rolling backward outside of the A1 Hand Car Wash on Monday around 3:30 p.m. as the baby’s great aunt was rummaging through her car.
When the woman notices, she runs toward the stroller, but trips and falls down. She gets up again, only to fall down once more.
Just as the stroller is seconds away from hitting traffic, a man suddenly dashes over and grabs the handle just in time.
The quick-thinking hero, Ronald Nessman, recalls the moment he spotted the runaway stroller.
“I start hearing the lady screaming and she had already fallen down,” recalls Nessman. “I see a baby stroller being blown by the wind and before I knew it, I took off after it and the wind was blowing it so fast.”
The stroller was gaining speed by the second as it barreled towards a busy street. When asked what was going through his mind, Nessman said he could only think of reaching the stroller.
“You don’t have time to think,” said Nessman. “You just think, ‘You gotta get it!’ so I got it.”
Nessman said he had just finished a job interview for a dishwashing position at an Applebee’s restaurant when he accompanied his sister to the car wash that day. Nessman definitely believes it was a case of being in the right place at the right time.