Six-year-old in coma after being left in school pickup

A six-year-old boy has fallen into a coma after being left behind in a locked school pickup truck for several hours on Monday in Ayutthaya.

The youngster is now on a respirator, but showing no response to stimuli.

The pickup driver, 57-year-old Boonlert Wattakee, surrendered to police on Tuesday.

“I am so sorry for what happened. I will take responsibility and I will get ordained to dedicate merit to the boy,” he said.

Chang Yai police station superintendent Pol Colonel Satit Sangprapai charged Boonlert with recklessness causing serious injury to a person and illegally operating a transport service.

Boonlert is not the first driver of a school vehicle to have forgotten about a child and left them behind in a locked car, exposing them to critical or fatal injuries.


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