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7-Year-Old Left in Car; Frees Himself after 2 Hours

In the blistering heat of August, 7 year-old boy left in a vehicle, forced to escape on his own.
By Kochava Rozenbaum
First Publish: 8/8/2013, 6:07 PM

Child in car (illustrative)
Child in car (illustrative)
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Police are investigating another case of a child left inside of a vehicle. This time it happened on Lincoln Street in Tel Aviv.

The 7-year-old boy was left inside of a children’s transportation vehicle for the duration of 2 hours on Thursday morning. He managed to free himself and get out of the car. Witnesses notified the father of the child by telephone and took him to a medical facility for a checkup.

While the forecast for Thursday’s weather reached a "low" of 24C/75F degrees, the child was still said to have been affected by being left behind.

This case is the most recent in a string of sometimes tragic incidents in which children were left in cars in Israel during the summer months.

Recently, 14-month-old twins were left in a parked car in Nazareth, and an 8-month-old baby was left for 20 minutes in a car after witnesses spotted her. In both incidences the babies were rescued.

Earlier this summer, a five-month-old infant died after she was forgotten in a vehicle in the village of Shilo. A similar incident occurred when a nine-month-old baby was found unconscious and later pronounced dead after having been left for several hours in a vehicle in Ramat Gan.