Frantic father calls 911 from train after realizing he left his 1-year-old child in SUV

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QUINCY, Mass. — A father in Massachusetts made a frantic 911 call after he reportedly realized he had left his baby in his SUV before boarding a train as part of his daily commute.

According to WCVB, the man called police Wednesday around 8:20 a.m. while he was on the train.

“I left my 1-year-old baby in my SUV by accident this morning,” the father can be heard saying on the 911 call obtained by WCVB. “I am on my way back to the station now.”

The father had reportedly gone from a station in North Quincy to a station in Boston. Quincy officials responded to the parking lot, where the found the baby safe in the car. The child was in the car for an estimated 35 minutes.

The man told WCVB he has a “very repetitive morning procedure” involving two drop-offs at day care and a train ride, and he said he dropped his older child off at school but forgot to take his baby to an in-home day care center.

“The baby had fallen asleep in the child seat, and I went into autopilot,” He told WCVB. “I had what I thought was a safeguard procedure against this in place that I neglected to use today. Obviously, we will be doing more to prevent this going forward.”

The father said it was one of the worst days of his life, and he thanked those who helped respond to keep his child safe.

For more on this story, visit WCVB’s website.


  • capsaicinone

    It only happens once. That’s the “safe gaurd”. It will be forever burned into his memory. Been there done that. It turned out fine…thankfully it wasn’t a hot summer day. Sometimes you just get distracted so badly, its easy to forget about the kid asleep in the back seat. It wasn’t even my kid rather my brothers. I took it hard knowing it was me who distracted him and knowing I too had forgotten. Never again.

  • amethystroseposh

    Reblogged this on amethystroseposh's Blog and commented:
    How can you “forget” that your child is in the car? This happens far too often, he should have charges filed against him for child endangerment. Holy Hanna one woman some years back “forgot” her child in th he car and went in to work her shift as a waitress if I remember correctly and came out to a dead child. It’s called responsibility!

    • jules

      clearly you are not a parent. He realized right away and called 911. People make mistakes and in this situation it was obviously a huge mistake one that he rectified in time to make sure his child was safe. Momentary lapse can happen, now had he forgot about the child for hours then that would have been a different story.

    • JustWow

      Yeah, you get on that soap box and you tell ’em. Anytime anyone makes a mistake CHARGE ‘EM. That’ll fix ’em up to be as good as you in every way.

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