Baby in serious condition after being left in car

One-year-old Kiryat Gat girl left for three hours while father was in court; mother finds child as she picks up the car.

May 13, 2009 14:35
1 minute read.
Baby in serious condition after being left in car

baby left in car 248.88. (photo credit: Channel 2)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

As the hot weather arrives, Magen David Adom again urges parents not to leave infants or young children in the car while going about their business. On Wednesday, a year-old Kiryat Gat girl was left in the family car for two hours by her father, who then forgot about her. The mother, who was supposed to pick up the car, returned to it two hours later and found the child unconscious in the back seat. She took the girl to the nearby Magen David Adom station for treatment. The infant was transferred to Ashkelon's Barzilai Medical Center in a mobile intensive care unit. She was reported to be in serious but stable condition. The father, a social worker who was in the Kiryat Gat Magistrate's Court at the time, collapsed when he heard the news and was rushed to the hospital. Police were investigating the incident. MDA said that in the summer, the interior of a car parked in the sun can reach 50 degrees Celsius within 20 minutes, and 60 degrees in 40 minutes. After only a short time in such heat, a child can suffer heatstroke, lose consciousness and stop breathing. MDA warns that no young child should be left in a vehicle, even briefly. Jerusalem Post staff contributed to this report.

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town