4-Year-Old Boy Called 911 While Locked With 6 Toddlers In A Hot Car
Negligence by one can strangle many innocent souls. It stalks everyone around to make its obnoxious mark. Despite that fact, humans often end up knocking at its door and endangering their as well as the lives of others. A 37-year-old woman in Maryland followed the same trail and put seven kids on the brink of death.
The temperature in Maryland was running high. The woman with her two kids and five other children whom she was babysitting left for shopping in her car. Driving through the heat waves, they finally reached the parking lot of the shopping mall. Looking at the toddlers, she might have felt it inconvenient to take them with her. Thus, she decided to leave them in the car by themselves! That ignited the fury of her unfortunate fate.
She rolled up the windows and locked her car overlooking the comfort of kids and extreme climatic condition. Thus, the kids got trapped in the car! After that, she walked freely into the mall. As the minutes passed, the temperature in the car began to go up. The kids started to feel uneasy. They all began to perplex badly. Many of them even felt dizzy.
A 4-year-old boy among them grabbed their sulking condition. He tried to raise an alarm. In that pursuit, he used his wits and dialed 911. With God’s grace, their call for help reached the centre. The boy described their condition to the call attendant. But he was not able to give their location. Thanks to the bounties of technology, the Charles County Sheriff Office traced their location through his call.
They followed the directions and ultimately discovered their car in the parking lot of the mall. They saw the kids in the breath-taking condition. After some hardships, they managed to free the kids from the shackles of heat. The Charles County Fire/EMS reached on the scene and began to treat the kids. They had their ages falling in the range of 2-4 years.
After a few minutes, the 37-year-old woman came out of the mall and approached her car. On seeing her getting to the car, they started to inquire her. Finally, the whole story unfolded before them. The kids had sulked in the car for at least 20 minutes. Then they booked her and levied the charges.
Taking on her crime, the sheriff’s office said, “It is against the law to leave a child under the age of 8 unattended inside a motor vehicle if the caregiver is out of sight of the child unless a reliable person at least 13-years-old remains with the child”. Adding to that, the office said, “It is also dangerous to leave anyone, including pets, inside a motor vehicle especially as outside temperatures become warmer. The temperature inside a parked car can quickly rise to extremely high and even fatal levels in a short period of time”.
However, they did not reveal her identity for security reasons.
Hopefully, the incident would have rung the caveat bells around the world to make people careful and prudent in their actions.