QUINCY, Mass. — A father frantically called 911 on Wednesday after realizing he had left his child inside his car at a train station.
“I left my 1-year-old baby in my SUV by accident this morning at the North Quincy station,” the man told 911. “I’m on my way back to the station now.”
The Fire Department responded, and the baby was rescued.
“We were able to get the baby out of the car and the baby was fine, in good shape,” said Capt. John Dougan of the Quincy Police Department.
Authorities believe the child had been in the car for about 35 minutes. Temperatures were relatively cool at the time.
The father of the child released a statement to CNN affiliate WBZ, explaining that his typical day morning involves two daycare dropoffs and a train ride to his job at MIT.
“Like many parents, I have a very repetitive morning procedure that involves two day care drop-offs and a Red Line ride. The baby had fallen asleep in the child seat, and I went into autopilot. I had what I thought was a safe-guard procedure against this in place that I neglected to use today,” the statement reads. “While this one of the worst days of my life, I know that we were also very fortunate as it was a mild temperature day and I had come to my senses before too long.”
No charges have been filed against the father.