Elderly woman locked in car for hours

2012-11-06 18:18
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Cape Town - An elderly woman believed to be in her eighties has been treated for heat stroke after been found locked inside a car at a shopping centre in Boksburg, paramedics said on Tuesday.

Paramedics were called to the scene after the woman was able to attract the attention of members people in the parking lot, ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said.

"Paramedics arrived on the scene and found the woman still in the car but it was locked and the windows were all closed," Banks said.

Police helped paramedics break a window to gain access to the vehicle and the woman was treated for heat exhaustion, and given some fluid, before being transported to a nearby hospital for further medical care, he said.

Banks said the elderly lady had been in the car for more than two hours before she was able to get help.

He told News24 that the temperature inside the vehicle was about 38°C.
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