Toddler trapped in mum’s car for an hour after locking himself in
A TODDLER was trapped inside a car for an hour — after locking himself inside the vehicle.
Little Kaidan Wheatley and his mum Lindsay had just finished their weekly session at Bromley Cross Library play group, on Wednesday, when the mishap took place.
Firefighters ended the drama when they rescued the two-year-old boy from the Vauxhall Corsa.
Though it all turned out well in the end, mum Lindsay Wheatley, aged 30, of Turton Bradshaw, said: “It was the most unlucky day I’ve ever had. I’ll be making sure my keys are on me all the time from now on.”
First she put her car keys on the driver’s seat after putting Kaidan in his child seat — only for Kaidan to kick a button that locked him in.
Then she realised she had left her mobile phone at home, so she could not call husband Mark for help.
Mrs Wheatley was looking for mother-in-law Trish Entwistle, who had a spare key, but Trish was not in work.
And as that was not bad enough, Mrs Wheatley only found out afterwards that a woman in the shop, Eileen Peel, also had a spare key.
Mrs Wheatley said: “I had such an unlucky day. Eileen is Trish’s mother-in-law and, would have been able to help me get the spare key had I not been in such a rush. Then Trish wasn’t home. Eventually, I just thought right, let’s go back and call out the fire service.”
An hour after getting trapped, Kaidan was finally freed when firefighters from Bolton North Fire Station in Crompton Way forced open a door.
Mrs Nuttall said: “Kaidan was very brave. Being locked in upset him, but he was all right after some cuddles and a biscuit. I think Lindsay just had a very unlucky day. She was just relieved that her boy was all right.”
Lindsay added: “The firefighters were fantastic. I am so grateful for them coming out. I want other parents to be aware of the dangers of letting their keys out of their sight. I don’t want them to have to go through what I did.”
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