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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  • I cannot believe that this is still happening. People should know better. It is just sheer laziness and the child is the one that suffers.


  • Seriously!!!!! Is this a kind of a bad joke?! It is very hard to believe because it is happening too often at the moment. I think the law should be much worst for a parent who doesn’t have a “brain” and leave a child in a car. This should be treated the same as trying to kill someone.


  • Hard to believe this still happens when there’s been so much awareness raising about the dangers.


  • Oh no, not another one! When will people learn! And the dad was visiting someone!! Shame on you dad! Children and pets should not, under any circumstance, be left in cars on sunny days. Never! Ever!


  • can you believe this rubbish? Why not take the child into the hospital, and how bloody stupid is the Dad?


  • I seriously don’t understand why this happens. I’m glad he was rescued


  • Another one, and so soon after the poor Perth youngster! I hope this little boy will be all right. I am in the habit of leaving my handbag on the floor under the booster seat whenever we go anywhere.


  • When will people learn???? It seems there need to be an invention that if there is enough movement or weight on the rear seat that it sounds an alarm when the car is locked. I don’t know how it would work because of the variation of weight of baby equipment and light weight of young babies.
    Whoever successfully invents a method to stop this sad event happening deserves plenty of recognition and rewards.

    • That’s a good idea – haven’t heard that one before.


  • Why is this happening more and more?!! That poor little boy :(


  • I will never understand people doing this. They should also be forced to sit in a car for over an hour on a 40 degree day.


  • What’s it going to take to stop this from happening? Fines, jail, community service, shaming? I know, lock the parent up in a car on a hot day for an hour – maybe some empathy might work.


  • Not again! I don’t know how you even forget about a child in the car. Poor little one


  • I am sick of seeing these stories. What the heck is wrong with these parents? There is absolutely no excuse for this.


  • Time and time again this happens. I really don’t know what goes through peoples heads when they do something like this. I wouldn’t leave my dog in my car on a hot day let alone my children.
    The father should definitely be fined and placed on a parenting course too.


  • there is no call for this & you can’t legislate against stupid. it is time that the laws were changed to make this offence jail time &/or &5000 fine. time to hit them where it hurts most


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