Car Skids Off Snowy Road, Finds Missing Toddler
3-year-old had wandered nearly 2 miles from home
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2013 12:19 PM CST
Not the car in question.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A car accident turned out to be very lucky in Sweden yesterday: Police officers accidentally skidded off a snowy road into a ditch, only to discover a missing 2-year-old girl, the Local reports. They heard the barefoot, lightly-dressed toddler crying; she had wandered off while playing with her sister three hours before and was almost two miles away from her house. The officers made their way through waist-deep snow to get the child, who was "frozen and sad, but ... didn't need any medical attention," a police spokesperson says.

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Chatsworth
Feb 26, 2013 7:47 PM CST
Was that luck or the hand of God?People can make logical arguments about whether God exists,but all that goes out the window in a case like this.
Scott603
Feb 26, 2013 10:26 AM CST
Several months ago I was in my kitchen watching my daughter every 30 seconds. I saw her take a spoon of cereal, bent down to the dishwasher, looked up and in under 30 seconds she had figured out how to unlock the door and was on the swing set. That night I went to Lowes and put a latch on it at the top of the door. Another time in a hotel room with the door latched and chained she got out of our bed at 3am without us hearing her, figured out how to unchain and open the door and we woke up when we heard her crying outside. Now at hotels we barricade the door. Anyone who thinks that this can only happen to a "bad parent" isn't a parent or has been quite lucky.
apocalypso
Feb 26, 2013 8:56 AM CST
She just happened to "wander" 2 miles barefoot in the snow? Yeah right. I honestly believe that many "missing", "wandering" and "accidentally left in a hot car" stories are actually just cases of Casey-Anthony-Wannabees who get tired of being a parent when they realize it's not as much fun as it looks like on tv. This story stinks to high heaven. More likely the kid was abandoned out there.