Cycle Helmet Likely Saves Four-Year-Old's Life
BAXTER -- It could have been a parent’s worst nightmare. Instead it turned into what a Baxter father believes was a miracle. It was a nice, sunny afternoon Saturday, May 11, and Christopher Groenwold and his two children -- Haven, 6, and Cohen, 4 -- were outside enjoying the weather. The children’s mother, Rebecca, was at work. It was just before 1:30 p.m. when a U.S. Postal Service mail truck was making its deliveries in the Baxter neighborhood, southeast of Forestview Middle School. Christopher Groenwold walked up to the smaller-sized mail truck on Ottertail Circle to get the mail, as Cohen -- who happened to have his sister’s bike at the time -- biked around. Cohen’s father got the mail, turned around and then he turned back and saw the front of the truck “hop up a bit,” Groenwold said. In a split second, the mail truck ran over Cohen.