Our own sons and daughters are our pride and joy and some parents would do anything to save their children. Apparently not for one mother in China who refused to smash the windows of her BMW sedan to save the life of her three-year-old son. According to CCTV News on their report earlier this week (July 13, 2015) temperatures in the city of Yiwu, China where known to have reached close to 90 degrees. In-car temperatures can easily spike over 100 degrees, especially in newer vehicles with strong weather insulation and no ventilation with the windows rolled up. Witnesses recall the young boy clawing at the window asking for help with the mother doing nothing while crowds gathered around the vehicle.
More from Commentary
- German Alternatives: BMW 440i vs Kia Stinger GT
- The 3 best affordable Electric Vehicles right now
- From Toyota Hilux to Top Gear
- Opinion: Subaru sold out dropping manual Impreza
- Ford’s New Charging Cable May Convert EV Skeptics
Luckily, local fire fighters arrived at the scene ready to take control of the situation. Even after urging from the crowd and authorities, the mother did not give permission to smash her windows. Instead, she opted to wait it out for the local locksmith to come and unlock the doors. The firefighters were having none of this nonsense and refused the mother’s demands and broke the windows anyway, saving the young child inside.
One of the firefighters was quoted
"“It is very dangerous to leave kids inside car, especially in such heat. The temperature inside the car can soar in very short time and threaten the child’s life.”"
Even one commentator called the real son of the woman the car window itself since she was unwilling to hurt it. Another commenter pointed out that this trend has become all too common in China to value material goods above all else and to put the humanity of others aside in favor of money. In the United States, in most states this type of behavior is illegal (leaving children in car while temperatures rise.) There really is nothing to say about a mother who chooses her car over her child. It’s just plain wrong.