HATFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A child who was left alone in a car jumped into the driver’s seat in Hatfield this week, sending one person to the hospital.
According to Sergeant Clinton Phillips of the Hatfield Police Department, a mother and her eight-year-old child were in a car on Depot Road when she realized she forgot her purse and ran inside with the car still running.
Sgt. Phillips said the eight-year-old then jumped into the driver’s seat after the mother ran inside and hit reverse.
A nearby adult saw what was happening, and tried to stop it. That person suffered an arm injury in the process and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.