Bucks County Van Driver Suspended After Child Treated For Heat Exposure
By Kim Glovas
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — A driver for Bucks County Intermediate Unit 22 has been suspended with intent to dismiss after allegedly leaving a child in a passenger van for three hours on a hot day.
The BCIU has issued a statement saying the driver was suspended yesterday without pay pending termination proceedings.
According to the BCIU, the van driver picked up the boy Tuesday morning at his home, along with other children in the BARC (Bucks Association of Retarded Citizens) program.
The unit says the driver did not follow protocol and left the boy in his car seat from 9:30am until 12 noon. The termperature that day exceeded 90 degrees outside.
The BCIU says at noon, the driver returned to the van and discovered the boy inside. The child was immediatley removed, given liquids, and taken to Lower Bucks Hospital to be treated for dehydration.
The family was notified and the boy was released from the hospital yesterday afternoon.