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Mother charged after reports of toddler running alone in road

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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

A Chesterfield mother faces abuse and neglect charges after reports that her two-year-old boy running up and down a busy road in Chesterfield County. It happened at the intersection of Westfield Road and Ryanwood Court, where police say Trakeca Williams lives in the Alexandria Station neighborhood.

Neighbors say it was terrifying, fast moving cars breaking and dodging the toddler running in the middle of the road.

"He was running up and down screaming crying. Because he wanted to get on that school bus. But I mean there was no supervision. Where was the mother?"

The neighbor asked us not to reveal her identity, because she still lives nearby. But, she called 911 Friday fearful for the child's safety. "A little tot like that, in traffic with nobody there to supervise them? Why would you let a kid do that? He was in the middle of the street running up and down.

We went to the home listed on the arrest report twice, and knocked on the door several times with no answer. A woman finally emerged, but when given the chance to share what happen she asked us to "Leave my land."

Neighbors say Williams came outside after about 15 minutes to grab her son and take him inside. Luckily, police say the little boy is ok and wasn't hurt but neighbors say he's lucky to be alive.

Williams was issued a summons for the charge. As of Wednesday morning, she was due in court on Memorial day, but we're told that date will be changed for the holiday.

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