A FRANTIC mother whose toddler was locked inside her car with the keys at Mornington was overjoyed by the quick response from emergency crews, 11am, Thursday 18 January,
“We were there within three minutes of her call,” Mornington Fire Brigade operations officer Stuart Walker said last week.
The woman had parked above Fishermans Beach on the Esplanade when she realised her child was alone in the locked. The temperature was in the mid-20s – meaning it could quickly rise to the mid-30s inside the car.
A passer-by said rescue crews covered the roof of the car with sheets and used a special tool to break in without damaging the door. Ambulance crews waited alongside.
“It was an accident and the mother was at the scene near Williams Rd,” Mr Walker said.
“She called us within 30 seconds of realising the toddler was in the car and we were there within three minutes.”
He said the woman was “very grateful”.
“I believe she even dropped off a box of chocolates for us afterwards.”
Mr Walker urged parents to learn the locking systems of their cars. “Never leave the keys inside with toddlers who can press buttons and lock themselves in,” he said.