HCSO: 3-month-old injured by SUV in Tomball

TOMBALL, TX (KTRK) -- A baby is recovering after nearly being run over by his mother's SUV Saturday. That SUV began to roll down a driveway in northwest Harris County after investigators say a child put it in neutral.

It happened in front of a home in the 5000 block of Sattler Park in Tomball. The Ford Expedition struck a stroller carrying the 3-month-old child. That stroller was dragged down the driveway, becoming wedged under the back tire. The baby was trapped.

That's when a neighbor jumped into action.

"I was cutting my grass and I heard screams," said neighbor Nicholas Diggs. "When I heard the scream, I saw the lady was trying to push the truck. I didn't know what she was trying to push the truck for, so I just ran over there. When I ran over there, the baby was under the truck tire, so me and my two friends, they pushed the truck up and I grabbed the baby from up under the truck."

According to investigators, the mother says as she was loading her kids into the SUV, one of her children accidentally knocked the gear into neutral, causing the vehicle to roll backwards.

"Three children were in the SUV," said Deputy William Zoreno with the Harris County Sheriff's Office. "It was not running at the time. One of them somehow managed to get the vehicle into neutral. It began rolling back. It struck the child in the stroller."

The woman said her son had blood on his head and leg, but that his injuries were not life-threatening.

"I just thank the Lord that we were outside, that we were out here today," said Diggs. "He put me in this position today, to help those people, so that's what I'm grateful for. So I wouldn't call me no hero, just being in the right place at the right time."

The mom did not want to talk on camera, but she said she is beyond grateful for her quick-thinking neighbors, saying they saved her son's life.

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