Circleville – Emergency crews are heading to the scene of a two-year old that is locked in a car at the local Walmart
According to early reports around 4 pm, a 911 call came in of a two-year-old that seemed to be in distress and was locked in a car by himself in front of Circleville Walmart. Emergency crews are on scene now
UPDATE: Child is out of the vehicle and reported hot and sweaty EMS checking him out now.
Update 2: The child was allowed to go home with their mom, a follow-up by social services.
A call came in less than an hour ago of a one-year-old in a vehicle in the area of Hutchison Street in South Bloomfield, that parent showed up quickly to the scene and reported that she had just run inside for a minute.
Since 1990, over 1,000 children have died in hot cars and at least another 7,300 survived with varying types and severities of injuries, according to data collected by Kids and Car Safety. Already this year at least 6 children have died in hot cars. These are not only predictable, but also preventable tragedies.
The majority of hot car fatalities involve children who were unknowingly left by an otherwise loving, responsible parent or caregiver (56%). Additionally, about a fourth (26%) of children who die in hot cars got into the car on their own and became trapped, of which 68% were little boys. Eighty-seven percent of children who die in hot cars are age 3 or younger.
We will update you on more information soon