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.