Police: 2-year-old left in car, taken to hospital
A 2-year-old boy was hospitalized after his mother allegedly left him in her car while she went shopping.
WEST WHITELAND >> A 2-yearold boy was hospitalized after his mother allegedly left him in her car while she went shopping for clothing in the Exton Square Mall.
On Oct. 27, shortly after 4 p.m., a nearby woman alerted authorities that a young child had been left unattended in a 1996 Jeep Cherokee.
Police said they found the child in the back seat of the Jeep with a soiled diaper and vomit on his shirt. The women told police the child had been there for at least 20 minutes.
“The officer reached in, unlocked the door, and pulled the kid out,” said West Whiteland Detective Scott Pezick.
The child was treated on the scene by Uwchlan Ambulance Corps and another West Whiteland detective also trained as a medic.
Officers said they got the child out of the Jeep since the back window was left down, and when they took him out of the car, he began shaking from the cold.
The Jeep was in a parking garage, out of direct sunlight. Police said the temperature was about 53 degrees.
Police said the 2-yearold
was dressed in a light sweater, shorts and shoes. After getting treatment on the scene, he was taken to Chester County Hospital for additional treatment. There, a representative from the Chester County Department of Children, Youth and Families met with the 2-year-old and investigated further.
Police said they made contact with, and subsequently charged the mother, Jasmine Parker, 31, of Coatesville, with endangering the welfare of children, recklessly endangering another person, disorderly conduct, and leaving a vehicle unattended.
Parker reportedly admitted to police she left her son unattended between 20 minutes and an hour while she was shopping.