Trinity police break car window to save 2-year-old

Source: Trinity police
Source: Trinity police

TRINITY, TX (KTRE) - Trinity police saved a child from any kind of heat injury after her mother called officers to get her out of a car with the keys locked inside.

According to Chief Steven Jones, a mother was at the ETMC Medical Clinic at 3:59 p.m. with her four children. While waiting to be seen, her 10-year-old daughter took her two-year-old daughter out to the car to change her.

"Somehow during all this the two-year-old was accidentally locked in the car with the keys," Jones said.

Jones said the other siblings did not know the child was in the car until about 10 minutes later, when they saw the older sister standing outside the car, scared and not knowing what to do.

The mother immediately called police and Officer Donald Givens arrived and broke out the car window to save the child.

Jones said he thought it was important to not judge the mother.

"I have a 10-year-old daughter and a one-year-old son," Jones said. "It is common for my daughter to help out by taking and changing him."

Jones said he believes the mother deserves credit for calling police to help.

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