Boy trapped in hot car had been hiding
A BOY, 8, rushed to hospital in a critical condition, had hid himself in the back of his mother’s van in Melbourne and spent hours inside the vehicle before he was found.
The youngster was found “unresponsive” by his mother about 2.45pm on Monday as the temperature soared more than 30C.
“The boy’s mother dropped her children at primary school in the morning. However, didn’t realise one of the kids had climbed into the rear of the car and hid himself,” Victoria Police spokeswoman Le- to onie Johnson said yesterday. Emergency services rushed the child to the Royal Children’s Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
Police initially called in the homicide squad, but have since confirmed they are treating the incident as an accident.