Toddler saves elderly man from hot car

Canoe.ca

, Last Updated: 6:08 PM ET

It’s usually the adult who needs to save the child from a sweltering hot car.

Not this time, though.

Three-year-old Keith Williams is being called a hero for helping save an elderly man in Knoxville, Tenn. who was trapped in his car last Saturday.

Bob King was locked inside because of a faulty switch, he said, as temperatures outside reached the 33 C mark.

King got the child’s attention as he walked by. Williams told his pastor what was happening and King was freed shortly after.

As the temperatures rise in the summer, news of children being left in vehicles starts to dominate headlines internationally. On July 11, a Montreal-area mom was fined $60 after officers needed to break her car's window to rescue a baby boy. The city's police force later said they fielded 37 calls for babies left in vehicles for the month of June alone.


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