A Michigan State Police sergeant's quick actions helped save a little girl's life earlier this week after she wandered in the road and nearly got hit by a passing truck.

According to WoodTV, Sgt. Joe Richards was on patrol Friday in northern Michigan's Alcona County when he saw the girl in the roadway. Dashcam video posted on Twitter (see below) by state police shows Richards rushing over to the child and scooping her up. Police say the truck driver slammed on the brakes while trying to avoid hitting her.

It's crazy because you don't even see a parent in the video whatsoever. Apparently, the mother lost sight of the little girl briefly and that's when she managed to make her toddler getaway. It's truly scary how fast a little kid can sneak off...in the blink of an eye.