Lesson To Be Learned From a Mum’s Carelessness that Nearly Killed Her 2 Year Old Son

There is a lesson to be learned from this story of a 2-year-old boy who is currently in a critical condition following an incidence arising from his mother’s carelessness, according to the Newsmaker.

The reports disclosed that Mrs Olaore Yetunde, the mother of the injured boy, put her son in harm’s way when she left him alone in her parked car and dashed into her apartment on Adetoro Adelaja street, Magodo, Lagos on May 24, 2018.

In her haste, Mrs Yetunde forgot to properly bring her Hyundai 4-wheel-drive SUV to a halt with the handbrake after she parked it in her compound.

As soon as she left the scene, the car began moving on its own, sliding out of the compound through the open gate and onto the street. It then slid off the main road and plunged into a 20-feet gully, where it somersaulted several times.

Thankfully, the toddler, who sustained injuries in the head and the arm, was rescued by the Command Rapid Response Squad patrol team stationed near the scene of the incident.

It was also revealed that the child was instantly rushed to an undisclosed hospital for first aid from where he was referred to another hospital in Ikeja for comprehensive treatment, according to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Otti.

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The statement reads:

“A mother, Mrs Olaore Yetunde, a resident of Adetoro Adelaja street, Magodo, Lagos, on May 24, 2018, put her 2-year-old son in harm’s way by leaving him alone in the car while she dashed into her apartment situate in the aforementioned address to pick up an item.

“According to the findings of the police team that visited the scene, Mrs Olaore drove her Hyundai 4-wheel-drive SUV with registration number AAA 507 DE into her compound at Adetoro Adelaja street, Magodo.

She left her son in the car and hurriedly went inside her apartment to pick up an item without properly bringing the car to a halt with the handbrake.

The result was that before she could come back to the car, it had drifted out through one side of the gate that was left open after she drove inside. The car further drifted across the road and slide off the main road into a 20 feet gully with the bottom of the car facing up after it somersaulted several times.

“The infant who sustained injuries in the head and the arm was rescued by the Command’s Rapid Response Squad patrol team stationed near the scene of incident.

“The child was instantly rushed to an undisclosed hospital for a first aid, from where he was referred to another hospital in Ikeja for a comprehensive treatment.”

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Reacting to the incident, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Imohimi Edgal advised parents to draw lessons from the unfortunate incident and never leave their little children all by themselves in their cars.
The CP reiterated that negligent parents would be prosecuted in accordance with relevant laws.

 

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