Mom accidentally locks baby and keys in car during warm North Vancouver morning – Vancouver Is Awesome

Mom accidentally locks baby and keys in car during warm North Vancouver morning - Vancouver Is Awesome
Quick-thinking mom saves her baby from hot vehicle in North Vancouver
NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The quick thinking of a mother on the North Shore has helped save her baby from a hot car Monday morning.

First responders were able to rescue the baby in the parking lot of Capilano Mall after the mom accidentally locked her keys and the child inside in temperatures that were well above 20 degrees.

As temperatures heat up on the South Coast, Mounties have been reminding the public about how quickly cars can become dangerously hot – particularly after a toddler died this month in Burnaby.

“As soon as she locked her car door she realized that she had left not only her keys but also her child in the car. We had to get a tow truck out to unlock the car.” North Vancouver RCMP Sgt. Peter DeVries said.

The situation that played out Monday morning on the North Shore was the result of a simple "moment of inattention" that could happen to anyone, DeVries said.

Both paramedics and fire responded to this call. DeVries adds the baby was not in distress and will be fine.

"In this case she noticed right away and was able to stay there with her baby and find a way of getting into the car quickly," he said.  

“As the weather begins to heat up as we move into summer, that is something that we do sometimes encounter where someone has either inadvertently or just out of a poorly made decision, locked either their child or most often it’s their pets,” DeVries said.

"As soon as the door clicked shut she realized she had locked her keys in the car, and her baby was in the back seat," DeVries told CTV News.

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Investigators believe the child was left unattended for several hours. It remains unclear if anyone will be charged in connection with the tragedy.

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Mounties were in the right place at the right time when a woman accidentally locked her baby in her car Monday morning in North Vancouver. 

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Quick action on the part of a mother in North Vancouver and two nearby police officers managed to stave off a potentially serious situation after she accidentally locked her baby in her car Monday morning.

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“She got out of her car and closed the car door, and immediately realized she’d locked her keys in the car and left the baby in the back seat,” says RCMP Sgt. Peter DeVries.

Luckily, police officers were already in the area on an unrelated call when the woman flagged them down. They called a tow truck, and the driver quickly got the car door open.

Concerns about leaving children unattended in vehicles were heightened recently after a toddler in Burnaby died after being left in a hot car for several hours.