VIDEO: Mother Leaves Child in Hot Van

August 05, 2015 by John Oliver

We've addressed vehicular hyperthermia many times on this site, but, sadly, people continue to leave their young children and their pets in hot vehicles while they shop. This is totally unacceptable!

Eyewitness footage was recently released of a young child that was left in a minivan while the mother shopped at Costco. Inexplicably, it appears the mother took one of her children into the store but decided to leave the other behind. Fortunately, attentive bystanders heard the child crying and called 911.

You'll see the first police officer arrive at the 33 second mark. Amazingly, it only takes the officer 12 seconds to move to the other side of the vehicle and shatter a window to rescue the child. You can see how shaken even the police officers are by this irresponsible mother's actions.

The mother finally returns to the vehicle 3 minutes and 8 seconds into the video.

Have you ever seen someone leave a child in a car on a hot day? What was your response?

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