In a tragic incident that occurred in Queensland, Australia, a 3-year-old toddler named Nevaeh Austin who was picked up by a bus driver and childcare center worker was forgotten in the bus. The toddler spent the whole day locked in the hot bus that was parked at the childcare center located in Queensland.
By the time she was found, the toddler was unconscious and had to be airlifted to the hospital where it was revealed that she had suffered kidney failure. The doctors gave her a mere 5% chance of recovery.
According to reports, the child was the only one picked up that day by the bus, and yet, for some unfathomable reason she was left behind when the driver and childcare center worker exited the vehicle: "Nevaeh was found unconscious in the bus, parked outside Le Smileys Early Learning Centre in Gracemere, near Rockhampton, on Wednesday afternoon and was rushed to Rockhampton Hospital. She had been in the vehicle since about 9.30am. Rockhampton recorded high temperatures of 28 degrees by noon on Wednesday. Rockhampton Hospital."
Fortunately, by the next day, the child was able to breathe on her own rapidly improving her prognosis.
The education minister who had some strong words to say about the tragic incident also explained that the number of cases of kids locked in school buses was down since the launch of the Look Before You Lock Campaign: “The campaign is aimed to spark behavioral change so that anyone transporting children always checks their vehicle and takes other steps before, during and after any journey to ensure no child is left unattended in the vehicle."