crawling babyClose call for a 12-month-old in Brigham City Utah. A driver saw the baby crawling across a busy 4-lane street early Friday evening and returned the baby to its mom (who apparently the driver knew). But the rescuer did place a call to police.

The mother (who has not been identified) told police that she had been resting and had put her son in his crib to sleep. Police say the woman's 7-year-old daughter took the baby out of the crib to play and he somehow got out of the backyard.

The baby had crawled less than a block from home when he was discovered. He was in the lane closest to the sidewalk.

Police say charges are unlikely, but the case has been turned over to the Division of Child and Family Services.

It does all sound perfectly innocent. But totally scary. It's one of those things that could have happened to any of us. We're just glad the baby boy and his big sister are okay.

How would you have handled this situation once everyone was home safe and sound? Any babysitting training you'd give the 7-year-old or child-proofing you'd put into place?

 

Image via Brian Snelson/Flickr