Mrs Yetunde Olaore must have had some form of emergency, as there is no other logical way to explain what happened at her Magodo home in Lagos on Thursday, May 24.

Mrs Olaore drove her 4-wheel-drive SUV with registration number AAA 507 DE into her compound at Adetoro Adelaja street, Magodo.

She left her two-year-old son in the SUV and hurriedly went inside her apartment to pick up an item.

Unfortunately, she did not properly bring the vehicle to a halt with the handbrake.

The result was that before she could come back, the SUV had drifted out through one side of the gate that was left open after she drove in.

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The SUV further drifted across the road and slid off the main road into a 20 feet gully somersaulting several times before halting with the bottom of the car facing up.

The poor little boy was in the car while all these happened and sustained injuries in the head and the arm.

Thankfully, he was rescued by the Command Rapid Response Squad patrol team stationed near the scene of incident.

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The child was instantly rushed to an undisclosed hospital from where he was referred to another hospital in Ikeja for a comprehensive treatment.

While Mrs Olaore would remain grateful that her mistake did not claim the life of her innocent child, the police have warned parents to be more careful with their children.

The Lagos Commissioner of Police, Mr Imohimi Edgal advised parents “Never leave your little children all by themselves in your cars”.

He added that negligent parents would be prosecuted in accordance with relevant laws.

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