Toddler rescued from car after inside temp reaches 124 degrees

Toddler rescued from car after inside temp reaches 124 degrees

Toddler rescued from car after inside temp reaches 124 degrees

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by WHAS11/Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 9 at 4:18 AM

FISHERS, Ind. (AP) -- A 16-month-old Indiana girl who was left in a car during near-record 105-degree heat remains hospitalized.

Fishers police spokesman Tom Weger said Sunday that Peyton Manning Children's Hospital in Carmel has upgraded the 16-month-old girl to stable condition.

Police broke a side window of an SUV to rescue her. Officers said the temperature inside the vehicle was 124 degrees. Weger says the girl's 30-year-old mother, Meg Trueblood, of Fishers, was charged with neglect and later released on bond. Trueblood could not be reached for comment.

"People have got to use common sense and know [that] you cannot have a child inside a locked car with the temperature being a hundred-plus degrees outside," says Tom Weger of the Fishers, Indiana Police Department.

Police say it did not appear as though Trueblood was thinking clearly and are not sure if she was even aware that the child was in the vehicle.

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