Toddler Found Critically Ill After Being Locked In Car For Hours
A three-year-old girl has been rushed to hospital after being found locked inside a car on the NSW Central Coast.
NSW Ambulance responded to a home in Tuggerawong on Monday where they treated the young child.
"We believe she was locked in the car for at least two hours," a spokesperson told 10 daily.
When paramedics arrived, the child had a "decreased level of consciousness" and was a in a serious condition, acting Central Coast zone manager with NSW Ambulance Sue Doherty said.
While the child's carer was asleep it is believed the three-year-old snuck out her window and got in the car parked outside the home, neighbours told 10 News First.
Her family called 000 fearing the little girl had gone missing.
She was taken to Wyong Hospital around 1.45pm in a critical condition, and after responding to treatment, is now in a stable condition.
Temperatures in the area reached toward 30 degrees on Monday.
"This is a timely reminder to all of us at this time of year to be aware to the heat-related emergencies and accidents that we can be confronted with in vehicles and around the area," Doherty said.
"It's a very confronting scene for paramedics to be confronted with."