Infant Taken For Wild Ride When Stroller Snagged By Passing Truck In Lawrence

By Michael Rosenfield, WBZ-TV

LAWRENCE (CBS) — Four-month-old Ivianah Figueroa is not only alive but has no injuries at all after the stroller she was in accidentally latched on to a step on the side of a truck.

“It literally took it right off my hands,” said the girl’s mother Ana Rivera.

Rivera says she still can’t believe what happened as she ran errands at Union and Merrimack streets in Lawrence.

“And that’s when the wheel got caught on the side of the truck but literally it just took the stroller right off my hands,” said Rivera.

Ana was pushing the stroller on the sidewalk when she came upon a lot of snow and had to duck onto Merrimack Street.

As Ana squeezed between a truck and the sidewalk, the truck started to move, and grabbed a hold of the stroller.

A step on the side of the truck had snagged the stroller.

The truck turned the corner onto Union Street and went about 100 feet until a pedestrian flagged him down.

“I think a Good Samaritan got his attention and stopped,” said Lawrence Police Chief James Fitzpatrick. “The baby didn’t fall out of the carriage.”

Ana, who went running after the truck, says she cried when it was all over.

“I thought he was going to keep going with the carriage,” said Rivera. “I didn’t know what to think. I just wanted to catch him. Everybody was honking the horn.”

According to the police report, the truck driver said ‘he did not see them at all, they came out of nowhere.’

Police say he will not be charged.

Ivianah didn’t even have a scratch after the wild ride.

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