A young child has been rescued from a scorching hot car in Sydney’s west.
It has been reported that yesterday afternoon, a four-year-old boy was found dehydrated and in distress after being left in a vehicle in the carpark of Mt Druitt Hospital for almost an hour.
A member of the public came across the youngster and alerted emergency services who treated the child at the scene.
Daily Mail reports a nurse who had just finished their shift found the child in the carpark of Mt Druitt Hospital in Sydney’s west about 3.10pm on Sunday.
The 31-year-old father of the boy, who was visiting a relative in hospital, has been charged with leave child unsupervised in motor vehicle is due to face Mt Druitt court today.
Family and Community Services were also notified of the incident.
This comes just a week after footage was spotted of security officers who broke into a car to rescue a toddler as temperatures exceeded 38 degrees in Perth.
No Exceptions, No Excuses highlights the risks of leaving children in cars even for a few minutes.
The campaign’s safety messages remind families and care givers that:
•A child’s body temperature rises three to five times faster than an adult’s because of their underdeveloped immune system.
•On a typical Australian summer day, the temperature inside a parked car can be 20 to 30 degrees hotter than the temperature outside.
•Leaving the car windows down slightly has little effect on the inside temperature.
The figures are not acceptable with over 5,000 kids left unattended in cars every year across Australia.
Parents or carers who leave their children unattended in a car can face fines up to $3700 and six months’ jail.
AGAIN! What does it take people? Why do parents continue to risk their child’s life?
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