Toddler left in car at Whanganui Hospital dies

updated By Te Kāea
  • North Island: West Coast
Whanganui Hospital - Photo / file

Whanganui Hospital staff and Police remain tight-lipped over the death of a 16-month-old boy who had been mistakenly left in a parked car.

The toddler died on Friday, and Police have been investigating the cause of death.

The boy's mother had apparently thought she had already dropped him to daycare upon her arrival to work at the hospital.

It wasn't until later she had realised the toddler was still in the car.

Whanganui Hospital staff have been advised not to comment to media.  The matter is now with the Coroner's Office.