Drama as car fault left toddler trapped

Linden Avenue, in Thornton. Pic courtesy of Google Street View

Linden Avenue, in Thornton. Pic courtesy of Google Street View

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A toddler had to be freed from a car by firefighters after getting locked inside.

The rescue took place on Linden Avenue, in Thornton, on Wednesday night after a vehicle fault left the youngster trapped when the car door closed and would not open.

We recovered a young child from a car who got locked in because of a fault with the vehicle

Firefighters were called out at around 7pm and were able to open the door to free the child, who “enjoyed” the drama.

Crew manager Kevin Warwick, based at Fleetwood fire station, said: “We recovered a young child from a car who got locked in because of a fault with the vehicle.

“The toddler was in a car seat when the mum got out and the door locked.

“We were able to get the child out after 10 minutes with no damage. The child quite enjoyed it but the mum was slightly upset.”

He said the mother was left shaken but nobody was hurt during the incident.