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Child Left in Hot Car at Summer Ave Pawn Shop

A little boy was taken to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital after he was left alone in a hot car Wednesday.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A little boy was taken to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital after he was left alone in a hot car Wednesday.

Memphis police were called to EZ Pawn at 4751 Summer Avenue just after 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25. The child was found inside a vehicle in the parking lot with the engine off and windows rolled up.

At the time the temperature was 93 degrees outside. According to Dr. Barry Gilmore at Le Bonheur, "if the temperature outside is 93 degrees, you measure the temperature inside the car, within 20 minutes it'll be over 125, 40 minutes it'll be over 140 degrees."

The child was removed from the vehicle and transported to the hospital in non-critical condition. The mother was located and issued a misdemeanor citation for Leaving a Child in an Unattended Vehicle.

The Department of Child Services is investigating.

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