Bedford mom honored for rescuing child from traffic



Posted on April 17, 2012 at 5:32 PM

A Bedford mom has been honored for coming to the rescue of a child who was wandering in the street.

There's a happy ending to this story, although the 911 call placed by a panicked Stephanie Hines was pretty dramatic.

HINES: "He's gone over the concrete barrier!"

DISPATCHER: "He's over the concrete barrier?"

HINES: "Yes, he's running. Oh my God!"

DISPATCHER: "OK, hon, we're getting them over there right now."

HINES: "I can't get his attention!"

DISPATCHER: "I know; he's an autistic child, OK?  We're trying to get somebody over there."

HINES: "He's in the freeway! Oh my God! Oh my God!"

DISPATCHER: "He's in the freeway right now?"

HINES: "Yes! What do I do?"

DISPATCHER: "Just call and see if he can come over to you. Just tell him... try to get him out of the roadway. Is he listening to you?"

HINES: "I'm trying to get him. Come here, baby. Oh,  I've got him!"

DISPATCHER: "You have him?"

HINES: "Yeah, I got him!"

Stephanie Hines received the Citizen in Action Award from North Texas 911 Administrators on Tuesday morning.