Mother Wasn't Aware Child Was Hiding In Back Of Hot Car, Found Him In Critical Condition Hours Later

Sad details from the incident yesterday

Mother Wasn't Aware Child Was Hiding In Back Of Hot Car, Found Him In Critical Condition Hours Later 9 News

A child remains in a critical condition after being found inside a hot car in Melbourne yesterday.

According to Victoria Police, the mother had done the school run, dropping the kids at primary school in the western suburbs yesterday morning.

However, she did not realise that her eight-year-old son had snuck into the back of the van and hid.

The mother then drove to work in Maddox Road, Newport, unaware that he was in the car.

She returned to her vehicle and found him inside at 2.45pm.

The boy is currently being treated in the Royal Children's Hospital.

It has been confirmed that he is the son of a staff member at the nearby Newport Gardens Primary School.

"The boy’s mother located him in the vehicle and he was conveyed to hospital where he remains in a stable condition. Police are treating the incident as an accident.”

According to the Herald Sun, the boy attends St Margaret Mary's Catholic Primary School.

His classmates and teachers are being offered counselling and support.

It was approximately 32C in Melbourne yesterday, and the temperature inside a hot car is almost double that of outside.

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