Toddler Locked In Vehicle

(NORFOLK COUNTY, ON) – On Sunday, August 30, 2020, at approximately 3:38 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Norfolk County Detachment responded to a child locked in a vehicle at an Old Brock Street, Charlotteville, Norfolk County address.

It was determined that a child was accidentally locked in a motor vehicle at which time police were contacted. Officers arrived on scene and met with a very upset parent who indicated that their 2-year-old child had been in the vehicle for approximately ten minutes.

Officers were preparing to break the window on the vehicle when a family member arrived on scene with a spare set of keys. The child was subsequently removed 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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