A woman has been arrested by Mobile Police in connection to a 2-year-old baby girl left in an extremely hot car outside a local hospital.
According to Mobile Police, officers responded to the parking lot at University of South Alabama Children and Women’s hospital at 1:51pm on Saturday for a report of a “small child” left in a vehicle.
The child was rushed inside the hospital in serious condition, but was later stabilized by medical staff.
“The reportee stated that her mother, Darnesha Davis allowed her to use the vehicle to transport herself to a party. They stopped to visit someone, leaving the small 2 year old child in the backseat unattended,” said Officer Terence Perkins, Mobile Police Department.
As a result of the investigation, Mobile Police arrested 40-year-old Darnisha Davis, the mother of the 15 year old driver. She has been charged her with Reckless Endangerment.
“It’s definitely hot enough for an adult to suffer medical conditions but it’s extremely difficult for a child to breathe in this type of weather in an enclosed environment,” said Officer Perkins.
News 5 is told Davis is related to the 2-year-old girl left in the hot car. Davis, who made bond to be released from Mobile Metro Jail, has a long history in the jail logs, including drug-related charges, driving with a suspended license, and driving without proper restraint for a child.
As of Monday, the child is still listed in “serious but stable” condition, police said.
According to News 5 meteorologist John Nodar, Saturday’s temperature at the time the child was left inside the car was 95-degrees, with 43% humidity and a 101-degree heat index.
So far this year, we’ve filed numerous reports of deaths and injuries related to children and pets being left in hot cars.