Police free infant child from locked car

Posted at 7:30 PM, May 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-12 20:30:32-04

There were tense moments for first responders Saturday as they worked to free an infant reportedly locked inside of a hot vehicle.

The incident happened in the 3600 block of Old Brownsville Road near the Morgan Avenue intersection on the city’s west side just before 6:30 p.m. Saturday night.

Police say when they arrived, they found an infant said to have been inside of the car for around 5 to 10 minutes.

As the evening sun glared down, officers at the scene smashed open a window to free the child. Meanwhile, medics were dispatched to check on the baby’s health.

On arrival, they transported the infant to Driscoll Children’s Hospital as a precaution for evaluation.

Police advise the public to be aware of the dangers posed by the South Texas heat, particularly when it comes to locked cars. Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle and always make sure you have your keys when traveling or running errands.