Woman Saves Two Kids in Runaway Car

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Two young children in Albuquerque, N.M., are safe today thanks to the help of a good samaritan and an ironic fender bender.

Leslie Bicknell was sitting in her truck in the parking lot of a local shopping center when she noticed two kids playing behind the wheel of a minivan.

"I literally watched her shift it into gear," Bicknell said. "I knew what was going to happen."

The van started rolling backwards with the two small kids inside.

Bicknell quickly jumped out to stop the vehicle, not realizing her own car wasn't in park and began to roll as well.

Miraculously, Bicknell's truck rolled enough to actually block the minivan from moving into a busy intersection.

"I must've knocked my own car in gear jumping out," she said. "I left the door wide open."

"I am glad that the kids are okay. The mother thanked me and hugged me," Bicknell added.

The mother, who was not named, left her kids in the van while she ran into a convenience store, according to local ABC affiliate KOAT.

It's unclear whether the mother will be charged.

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