Police: Upper Darby day care operator left kid in hot car for 3 hours
An Upper Darby day care owner has been charged with child neglect after allegedly leaving a young boy in an SUV on Wednesday, when temperatures were in the 90s.
The 5-year-old boy was taken to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in critical condition after he allegedly was left in the vehicle for up to three hours, the Delaware County Daily Times reports. He was dehydrated and suffering from hyperthermia.
Norma F. Davis, 58, the owner of PNP Family Play Center at 53 N. Union Ave., has been charged with reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child, the paper reports.
Davis, of Yeadon, picked up the boy and two other children from Park Lane Elementary School at 3 p.m. He remained in the SUV until shortly after 6 p.m., when his mother arrived to the day-care facility to pick him up.
The boy could have died if he remained in the SUV for 30 more minutes, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood told the paper.