Baby allegedly found alone inside car in over 30-degree heat on South Shore

Aug 19 2019, 8:16 am

According to police, a baby was found alone and unsupervised in a car during Saturday’s over 30-degree weather.

According to the Service de police de l’agglomération de Longueuil (SPAL), authorities were called around noon when bystanders saw an infant alone and unattended inside a car in Greenfield Park.

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The SPAL say they smashed the car window to remove the baby who was less than two years old. The child was examined by paramedics and did not suffer any serious health issues, according to police.

The mother was located in a nearby store and “for the moment, has been issued a statement of offence under section 380 of the Highway Safety Code” — a law that bans leaving children under the age of seven unattended in parked vehicles.

“This is unfortunately once again the opportunity to remember how much it must be avoided to leave a child in a vehicle, without constant surveillance,” reads the SPAL statement.

Police said an investigation is underway to determine if a criminal charge will be brought against the child’s mother.