Couple found unconscious in car with toddler outside Milwaukee home

  • Source: WISN-TV ABC 12 Milwaukee
  • Published: 09/13/2016 04:42 PM

VIDEO: A Milwaukee woman found a couple passed out, possibly dying, in their running car. Their toddler was trapped inside. The woman reached out to WISN 12 News after seeing a viral photo from Ohio last week showing a similar situation. Firefighters and police officers are finding similar situations on an almost daily basis. By the grace of a Milwaukee family, rescuers got to the West Allis couple in time to save not only them but the toddler inside the running car. Video shows what the west-side Milwaukee couple found in March when their eighth-grade son screamed for them and ran inside, fearing he'd seen dead people parked in front of the house. "He looks in, and there's two people passed out in the car, and he runs into the house. He almost falls up the stairs screaming mom and dad," said Theresa, whose son saw the couple. Theresa and her husband went outside to find a man and a woman unconscious, possibly dying, from an apparent overdose. The woman's 2-year-old son was also inside the car. "We didn't touch them because we didn't know if there were needles in the car, and we didn't want to, we just grabbed the baby out. He was in the back seat. He was trying to get out. He was walking around in the car, and the car was running," Theresa said. Another video clip showed firefighters on the scene a few minutes later, saving their lives, administering Narcan which reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.


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