Family drove 100 miles before realizing they’d left toddler at service station
It took the parents 100 miles
and nearly 45 minutes before they realised their mistake.
A family on holiday drove nearly 100 miles
before realising they had left their three-year-old daughter at a motorway
The toddler had been found by other
holidaymakers at the service station, but all she could tell them was that they
were ‘going to the seaside’ and ‘Daddy’s car had pulled away.
The family, who are French, had stopped at a
rest area off the A7 Autoroute du Solei near Loriol while en route to the
French Riviera on Sunday, but when they departed they forgot their toddler.
They were almost 100 miles away when they
heard an alert on the radio that a child had been found and realised it
was their daughter.
‘The family had passed Aix-en-Provence and were going towards Saint-Raphaël and none of them had noticed she wasn’t there,’ a gendarme said.
‘We are going to listen to what they have to say and talk to the prosecutor at Valence to see if this should be taken further.’
The girl was reunited with her family, who had turned the car around and retraced their journey back to the service station.