Infant in Critical Condition After Being Left in Hot Car in Elad

The scene of the incident. (United Hatzalah)

United Hatzalah volunteers responded to an emergency in Elad on Thursday, after bystanders spotted a young baby left in a car by herself, on Rashi Street in the city. Volunteers from the organization performed CPR on the child in an effort to save her life.

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Shalom David, one of the first responders at the scene, relayed, “When I arrived at the scene I was told that bystanders who noticed the baby, just a few months old, brought her into a nearby shul to get her out of the sun and then called emergency services for help. Together with a United Hatzalah ambulance team that arrived I performed CPR on the baby in an effort to save her life. She is currently in critical condition and undergoing CPR while en route to Schneider Children’s Medical Center.”

Due to the nature of the incident, the Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit of the organization was also dispatched to the scene to treat some of the eyewitnesses who suffered emotional shock.

In response to the incident, President and Founder of United Hatzalah Eli Beer said, “It is of utmost importance to never leave a child in a car, not even for a second. Continued vigilance and adherence to safety protocols can prevent unnecessary tragedies. It is also important for all citizens to keep an eye out for situations such as these and look to see if, G-d forbid, any children are left in parked cars in their vicinity, especially near community centers, schools, shopping malls, apartment buildings and daycare centers. Together we can save lives and prevent these occurrences from taking place. If a person thinks there is a suspicion of a child having been left in a car, call emergency services immediately.”

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