Father discovers son, 3, dead after being left alone in hot car

The father of a three-year-old Sydney boy who died after being left alone in a hot car has been released from police custody.

Feb 03, 2023, updated Feb 03, 2023

The boy was unable to be revived after being found in the car on Railway Parade in Glenfield in the city’s southwest on Thursday afternoon.

Police were told the child had been in the car throughout the day.

The vehicle’s owner, the child’s father, broke the car’s window to retrieve the boy before sitting nearby wailing and banging his head, the ABC reported.

The 45-year-old man was later taken to Campbelltown Police Station to be interviewed.

On Friday, police told AAP the man had been released from custody while officers continued investigating the death.

InQueensland in your inbox. The best local news every workday at lunch time.
By signing up, you agree to our User Agreement andPrivacy Policy & Cookie Statement. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Campbelltown, near Glenfield, hit a top temperature of 33.4C at 4.30pm Thursday, according to Bureau of Meteorology data.

The NRMA on Friday reminded motorists about the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles in hot weather.

“The temperature inside a vehicle can double from outside in a matter of minutes,” spokesman Peter Khoury told AAP.

“In a very short time, a child can become dehydrated. That can lead to organ failure and that can lead to catastrophic consequences.”


Local News Matters
Copyright © 2024 InQueensland.
All rights reserved.
Privacy Policy