Port Lincoln worker Ty Robertson rescues a young boy from oncoming traffic after he ran into the street

The heroic worker, 20, who is relaxing on his lunch break, rescues the little boy, 4, after he dropped his mother’s hand and ran onto a busy road and into the path of a 4WD vehicle

  • Ty Robertson, 20, rescued a boy in Port Lincoln, SA
  • The child ran into the street on Friday
  • Mr Robertson ran to save him as cars flew by
  • The boy’s mother thanked Mr Robertson in a post

A young worker was hailed as a hero after he ran down the middle of a busy street to save a boy who had left his mother’s side.

Ty Robertson, 20, was walking back from his lunch break in Port Lincoln in South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula just after 1pm on Friday when he saw the child run into the road and into oncoming traffic.

The four-year-old had let go of his mother’s hand and found himself in the middle of a busy Liverpool Street intersection.

“I heard this mum screaming and when I looked up a little boy ran out into the road into oncoming traffic,” Mr Robertson, who works at Intersport nearby, told Daily Mail Australia.

Ty Robertson, 20, was walking back from his lunch break in Port Lincoln, SA when he saw the child run into the street

Ty Robertson, 20, was walking back from his lunch break in Port Lincoln, SA when he saw the child run into the street

The 20-year-old said he was lucky to be able to get to the child in time.

“Without really thinking, I basically just ran after him onto the main road and picked him up while a 4WD with a trailer got very close to both of us,” he said.

“Some cars, including the four-wheel drive, had to brake hard but didn’t stop.”

Mr Robertson said he hadn’t thought about the risk he was putting himself at.

“I didn’t really have time to think. Instinct more or less took over. In hindsight, it was pretty stupid of me, but I would do it again to save someone,” he said.

He said the mother was in shock after the ordeal, which lasted only a few minutes.

“I could see that she was very pleased that I was there at the right time,” he added.

Mr Robertson said he heard the mother scream and managed to get to the boy just in time

Mr Robertson said he heard the mother scream and managed to get to the boy just in time

The adventurous little boy’s mother has yet to speak to Mr Robertson but shared a heartfelt message on Facebook hoping he would see her.

“I was so shocked when this happened,” she wrote.

“No words can ever express how grateful I am for you.

“You didn’t just save my son’s life. You risked your own life to save my son. You are truly a blessing and a beautiful person.

“My husband and I are beyond grateful. To think that you would put yourself at risk to protect my son says a lot about you.”

The 20-year-old said he would risk his life one more time to save someone

The 20-year-old said he would risk his life one more time to save someone

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Emma Colton

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