Boy Found In Hot Car Yesterday Had Been Hiding From Mother
A Melbourne boy who was discovered by his mother in the back of a hot car is starting to improve after the near-fatal incident.
Investigators have since discovered that the eight-year-old became stuck in the car after he had hidden in the backseat of the Kia Carnival while his mother dropped the rest of her children off at school.
She then drove to Newport Gardens Primary School where she works, without knowing that her young son was in the backseat.
As temperatures soared up to 33 degrees in Melbourne yesterday the boy was trapped in the car for almost six hours when he was finally discovered by his mother at around 2:45 pm.
She immediately contacted emergency services and the boy was rushed to the Royal Children's hospital. The eight-year-old was originally in a critical condition but this has since been downgraded to serious.
The incident has since been ruled as an accident by police but parents are now being warned to take extra care when removing children from cars.
In the past year, Victorian paramedics have attended 1500 incidents that involved children becoming stuck in cars.