Child in critical condition after being left in vehicle in West Valley

Sep 19, 2023, 12:11 PM | Updated: Sep 20, 2023, 4:54 pm

File photo of a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office cruiser. Deputies responded to the area of El Mira...

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to the area of El Mirage and Camelback roads in Litchfield Park on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023, and found an unresponsive 3-year-old. (Facebook File Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

(Facebook File Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

PHOENIX — A young child was rushed to the hospital over the weekend after being left unattended in a vehicle in the West Valley, authorities said.

Deputies responded to the area of El Mirage and Camelback roads in Litchfield Park around 7:20 p.m. Sunday and found an unresponsive 3-year-old, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said.

“It was determined that the child had been left in the vehicle unattended for an unspecified time,” Sgt. Monica Bretado said in a press release.

The 32-year-old mother arrived home with her other children and rushed inside, leaving the 3-year-old unattended, according to the release.

The child was in stable but critical condition and was expected to make a full recovery, MCSO said Wednesday.

The investigation is ongoing. No other information was made available.

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Child in critical condition after being left in vehicle in West Valley