Parents Beware of Leaving Only Children in the Car

Parents Beware of Leaving Only Children in the Car (Please see Video and pictures)

A mother who left her 2 year old son in an Hyundai 4 wheel drive yesterday afternoon in Magodo Estate just to hurriedly pick something in her apartment returned to the spot to discover that her son and car had moved out of the gate, across the road and crashed into a 20 feet deep gully opposite the house.

According to an eyewitness account, Mrs Yetunde Olaore drove the car into the compound hurriedly with one side of the gate opened, while she quickly fetched something inside her apartment. She left her son in the car.

Before she could come back, the car had rolled back through the opened side of the gate, crossed the road and slid down into a 20 feet gully with it tyres raised up.

The 2 year old boy who sustained injuries in the head and arm was rescued by Rapid Response Squad officers who were on patrol of the area.

He was instantly rushed to an undisclosed hospital from where he was given first aid before being referred to another hospital in Ikeja.

The car was pulled out of the gully this morning by officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).

My view:

This news item was shared on a professional whatsapp group that I belong to and the discussion thereon shows that we take so many things for granted.

Please take heed, be watchful and stay alert with the children always.