Toddler left in car for an hour while mum went shopping

A two-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after being left locked inside a car on a 34 degree day in Sydney.

Police were called to a shopping centre car park in Bankstown just before 2.30pm on Monday, after a member of the public noticed the toddler locked inside a vehicle with all of its windows up.

The officers forced entry to the car and removed the distressed child before he was treated at the scene by paramedics.


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The boy was then taken to Bankstown Hospital where he was treated for dehydration.

The mother, a 29-year-old woman, returned to the vehicle after being paged in the shopping centre.

It’s alleged the child was in the vehicle for an hour.

The woman was given a court attendance notice for leave child in motor vehicle causing emotional distress. She is due to appear at Bankstown Local Court on Wednesday 24 February 2016.

On a typical summer day, the temperature inside a car (even with the windows rolled down a little) can quickly rise above 50 to 60 degrees.

 

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These so called parents that leave their child/children locked in cars on hot days, or any day for that matter, should have the children removed from their care immediately as this is child abuse !! Lock her up remove the child from her care ..

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It is absolutely beyond comprehension that people can do this, I say lock the mother in the car for a couple of hours and remove custody. Absolute Morons.

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Name and shame this imbecile