Area OPP Police Press Releases

2 Year Old Locked In Vehicle

(OXFORD COUNTY, ON) – On Friday, January 1, 2021, at approximately 1:12 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Oxford County Detachment responded to 9-1-1 emergency call for a child locked in a vehicle at a Gobles Road, Blandford-Blenheim Township address.

It was determined that a child was accidentally locked in a running motor vehicle at which time police were called. A local towing company was subsequently contacted and attended the address. As a result, the 2-year-old child was and reunited with their parents. No injuries were reported.

What do you do if your child is locked in a car?

  • Call 9-1-1 for help. Police and fire personnel will be immediately dispatched to your location.
  • Block the sunlight.
  • Remain calm.
  • Take note of the time.

The OPP is encouraging all parent and caregivers to carry their vehicle keys on their person at all times in case the locks on the vehicle engage without notice.

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