ELKHART, Ind. (CBS Local) — A picture of a child, who is barely visible while playing in a pile of leaves at the edge of a road, is getting a lot of attention.
A UPS driver took the photo and shared it online to serve as a warning for drivers, parents and children. Jordan Weaver said he was making deliveries in Elkhart when he spotted the child.READ MORE: Eagles RT Lane Johnson Announces His Return, Opens Up About Mental Health
“I couldn’t believe it at first — my heart completely stopped,” Weaver told WSBT.
Weaver says UPS drivers see potentially dangerous situations like this one all the time.READ MORE: Maurice Hill, Man Accused Of Shooting 6 Philadelphia Police Officers During 2019 Standoff, To Begin Trial Monday
“Luckily, I parked across the street from the stop so I didn’t see the child until after I made the delivery. So I immediately grabbed my phone, and went and asked the mother if I could take the picture.”
“He could have died,” said Dayana Botello, who saw the photo on Facebook. “I said ‘Oh my goodness, I have to be even more careful in paying attention to our kids.'”
Weaver says he hopes the photo will make everyone pay more attention when they get behind the wheel.MORE NEWS: WATCH LIVE: District Attorney Larry Krasner, Officials To Discuss Retaliatory Shooting Case, Reiterate Call To End Cash Bail
“You really have to keep your eyes open,” said Weaver. “No matter what street you’re on, no matter where you’re at, just have to keep your eyes open. You have to pay attention to everything around you constantly.”