(ABC NEWS) It’s probably among every parent’s worst nightmares: a child stops breathing and time is ticking as first responders are dispatched.

On Aug. 26, Rep. Andy Harris, a freshman Republican from Maryland, was able to assist one of those helpless families, spotting three cars stopped along Route 50 in his home state. Harris didn’t see anyone replacing a flat tire, and there wasn’t any damage to any of the vehicles. But something else caught his eye.

“Before I drove on I saw underneath the car that there was a body lying on the pavement. I saw the flesh – someone without a shirt on,” Harris told ABC News in a phone call Wednesday afternoon. “On the ground was a child, looked to be between 2 and 3 years old, completely pale, limp, not breathing, not responsive.”

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