Summer is here and everyone is happy that temperatures are rising. But many issues start to arise with the scorching weather. One of them is leaving you car in the parking lot, with your baby inside. Thirty-Seven children on average die every year in the US alone from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside vehicles. Sometimes, even the shortest period of time spent in a parked car can be fatal. This number reached a peak back in 1998, when 49 children lost their lives this way. Luckily, this was not the case of a 4-month old left alone by his mother in front of a Walmart market in Evansville, Indiana.
Luckily, this was not the case of a 4-month old left alone by his mother in front of a Walmart market in Evansville, Indiana.
Videos all around the world have warned against these types of cases, but, yet, they still happen, and can be fatal. People have even cooked food inside a car just to demonstrate how hot it can get.
Passerbys were worried at a Walmart parking lot in Indiana on Monday, June 19, after noticing an infant sitting in the back seat of a car, crying. Then, a witness managed to get in touch with a police officer, and they got to work rescuing the baby. Officer Hackworth surveyed the scene, working out what would be the best way to get the baby out of the car.
First he tried to break a window with a crutch, but it was unsuccessful. Officer Hackworth then looked around for a better object to use.
Another person suggested they use a crowbar, and Officer Hackworth gratefully accepted the tool. It only took a few swings for the window to shatter. The baby could be heard crying in the back seat as the officer opened the door. Then, a Walmart employee grabbed the driver side door, opened it, and pulled the car seat from the boiling car. The baby was all sweaty, and they managed to bring him to the store to cool off. Later on, they discovered that the infant was left in the car for two and a half hours.
The baby was later taken to Deaconess Hospital to be checked out, and he is now in the custody of Child Protective Services. The mother, Kelly Decorrevont, 35, didn’t show any signs of remorse after what happened. She instead blamed her teenage daughter for what happened, claiming that the baby was put in the car without her knowing. The police arrested her as they also found marijuana in her purse and is currently in the Vanderburgh County Jail.
Luckily, thanks to the bystanders, the little one is safe and healthy now.