eep, not a nice story to read at all.
Imo its on a completely different level to popping into the servo a mere 5 metre away.
I would never dream of leaving my kids in the car, its way to hot here as it is let alone leaving them in something that will only make it hotter. No way.
I the little one is ok
With reference to the OP, my understanding of the articles is that the mother was well aware she had the child in the car, took her sweet time coming back to the car when called and has done this before several times.
If that's the case then in my opinion that's not fatal distraction. It's sheer stupidity and negligence.
I lived in Darwin for a long time, and have also spent time in Townsville.
It's widely known and even advertised on the radio/newspapers etc that children and animals should not be left in parked cars under any circumstances.
It's buildup in the tropics for chrissakes.
To me she is guilty of deliberate negligence.
Has there been any follow up articles on this? I'd love to see more information and what the outcome was.
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