An infant was found unconscious in a locked car in Melbourne’s southwest region. The emergency crew discovered the boy at around 3:15 pm on Wednesday. The vehicle was parked at the Brook Hotel on Sneydes Road, Point Cook.
The infant is just one year old and was in an unresponsive condition when found by the emergency crew. He was immediately rushed to the hospital, where he is currently under critical care and medical help.
Temperature Close To 40 degrees
It was a hot day in Melbourne. The temperatures were soaring high as the day progressed. It was around 40 degrees when the infant was found. The condition of a closed car on a hot day is known to all.
The Victoria Police said, “The boy was treated by the emergency crew and was then transported to the Royal Children’s Hospital where he is under critical care.”
According to the authorities, the infant was locked up in the car for around five hours.
One of the onlookers who lives across the pub was horrified when she found the child in the condition that he was in, in the car.
Mother Charged For Endangering Life
The 32-year-old mother of the child has been charged by the Westgate Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team, which causes severe and life-threatening injury to the child. She was then released on bail. She is due before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on January 23.
If this incident proves to be fatal for the child, then this case will be transferred to the Homicide Squad.
According to Kidsafe Victoria, leaving children unattended in a locked car even for a short while can prove to be fatal for them.
“Children are particularly at risk because they can lose fluid at an alarming rate when subjected to a condition like this. They get dehydrated quickly and suffer from heatstroke,” the authorities of Kidsafe Victoria said.