Man saves child found crawling along highway

MADISON COUNTY, Georgia –  A man saved a 15-month-old child he found crawling along a Georgia highway, according to a report on  11Alive.com.

Bryant Collins said he spotted the child out of the corner of his eye while driving Friday.

“I thought it was a baby,” Collins said. “I just stopped and, when I got out, there was a baby, almost in the highway.”

Turns out the child had crawled 300 yards from her home home, through the woods and nearly onto Highway 72.

Collins stayed with the child, soothing her,  for nearly two hours.

“The baby started crying,” Collins said, “so I turned my phone on and let her listen to some gospel music, and she calmed right down.”

The child was not seriously hurt. Police arrested the child’s father and said charges would likely be filed against her mother too.

Collins said he could never have saved the child if he had not, long ago, saved his own.

“I did 10 years in the federal institution for manufacturing cocaine,” he said. “When I was in prison, I made a very conscientious effort to change, and I did.”

Collins has been free and clean for five years. And it was in his new job, as an auto repairman, that he found himself on the side of the road, a baby’s life literally in his hands.

8 comments

  • Lisa

    God Bless you and continue to share your testimony to others showing God can change people if they let him.

  • Robbie

    Saw this at noon. Man confessed his past troubles and how he has become a hard working, good hearted person. He proved it with his devotion to a child whose life he saved and brought to light how pathetic the Childs parents are. Good job sir and god surely blessed the child with your presence.

  • Tamara Brandon

    This happened to me when I was about two years old. My parents had put me to bed and at around two am a knock on the door woke them up, an officer asked if they had a baby girl about two, my mom said yes but she’s sleeping and about that time the officer moved and I was setting on officers lap eating m&m ‘s.
    The road I was walking down was usually busy plus it was really foggy so,it was a miracle I was not hit. My parents didn’t know I could climb up and unlock the door yet.

  • Julia May

    Wonderful how good comes out of bad…All things work together for good…..according to His purpose!! Amen

  • tesmith47

    he has been convinced that he was bad and punished by society. and if this helps him get through life thats good.
    but i say bull, this hypocritical society simply used force to punish a person for making a drug that they have made illegal wile profiting for all the killer drugs that they call legal.

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