Family drives 90 miles before realizing they left 3-year-old at rest stop

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LORIOL, France — A French couple was taking the kids to the Riviera, when a radio news report said a 3-year-old girl was found abandoned at a highway rest stop.

That’s when they realized it was their own daughter.

The parents had left the rest stop with the girl’s brother and sister, and mistakenly left the toddler behind.

They were already 90 miles down the road when they heard the radio alert.

They called police and turned around to head back to the rest stop.

According to The Daily Mail, the couple was being interviewed by officers at the police station where the girl was being looked after.

No word yet on whether or not they’ll face charges.

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3 comments

  • sharon

    You would think one of the other kids would even say something to the parents that they forgot their sibling, unless they were too young to speak yet. How does everyone in the car not notice when one is missing?

  • Carol

    My parents once left my sister at a park after a family reunion….they thought she was in the other car with my aunt who she was always attached to the hip. While driving down the highway God threw a bunch of hundreds on the road, the caravan of cars stopped and that is when we found out she wasn’t with my aunt…accidents happen