Baby discovered in car, hospitalized

June 11, 2008 4:49:53 PM PDT
That 14-month-old boy who was left in a car Tuesday for several hours is in critical condition at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. Authorities arrived at the CHI Institute at Lawrence and Sproul Roads in Broomall to find 14-month-old Nicholas McCorkle unconscious in an extremely hot car at about 1:20 Tuesday afternoon. Police arrived after the child's grandfather, Edward Kanterman made a frantic 9-1-1 call saying he had gone to work around 8:00 in the morning and forgot the child was in the back seat.

Marple Police Chief Thomas Murray told reporters, "What we're finding out is he takes the baby a couple days a week and drops him at daycare. He forgot that the baby was in the car."

Police say the temperature in the car where the baby was found was over 110 degrees. The child was rushed by helicopter to Children's Hospital in University City in critical condition. Police call the incident a tragic tale.

"We have to pay attention. Everyone needs to be aware who they have, what their responsibilities are and take care of those that can't take care of themselves," said Chief Murray.

Authorities are pondering whether to file criminal charges against the grandfather.