POLICE have detained a taxi driver who reportedly forgot a three-year-old baby boy inside his car and locked the vehicle.
The child was discovered some 30 minutes later, and rushed to the hospital. Police headquarters reported that the taxi driver would usually pick up children and drop them off to school in his car in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), and on the day in question, he’d made several trips.
At about 09:15 hrs on Friday, he secured his car on the road, and went into his house.
When he returned 30 minutes later, he observed the child in the back seat of the car in tears, and he immediately rushed him to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital for medical attention.
Doctors determined that the child was dehydrated, and needed oxygen, and as such he was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), where he is presently receiving oxygen.
A report was made to the Police and the driver has been detained pending further investigations.