ORANGEVALE (CBS13) – A local mail carrier is being honored by the Post Office after he saved a toddler while on his route.
Orangevale letter carrier Andy Rendon says a 20-month-old wandered into a busy street.READ MORE: Police: Vandal Caused $20K In Damage To Windows Of Oakdale Businesses
“I was just delivering mail, looked up and out the corner of my eye I see something dart in between two cars,” Rendon said. “I [realized] it was a child.”READ MORE: California COVID-19 Vaccine Lottery $1.5M Winners Selected - Including 1 From Sacramento
Rendon blocked traffic in both directions – keeping the child safe.
“I had to drive over there put my vehicle in the middle of the street so that nobody could hit him,” Rendon said. “His grandfather ran out grabbed him and thanked me.”MORE NEWS: Will The Ford Maverick Be A Game-Changer In The Auto Industry?
Rendon has been delivering mail for more than two decades and says he’d never seen anything like this.