A childcare employee who was one of two people aboard the bus when a young girl nearly died after being left alone for six hours is upset and going through a ‘tough time, ‘ her protective sister Emily, told Daily Mail Australia.
“This is an awful circumstance for anyone.”
‘She’s going through a lot right now.’
The director of Le Smileys Early Learning Centre in Gracemere, Bianca Reynolds, is currently staying with her mother and sister.
Nevaeh Austin, the three-year-old girl was on a minibus that collected her up for kindergarten at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning, according to authorities.
According to reports, Ms. Reynolds was on the minibus that took Nevaeh Austin, a three-year-old, from her home for school pick-up at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
Ms Reynolds and her colleague are now being investigated by police for forgetting Nevaeh, who was the only child on the bus at the time.
When Ms Reynold’s colleagues returned to the bus about 3 p.m, one of them saw Nevaeh unconscious among her bags.
After being transferred to Brisbane Children’s Hospital, the three-year-old has gotten better and has been ‘giggling, squealing, and eating ice cream’ in the hospital.
It’s an amazing comeback for a little girl who, according to her grandma Pamela Parker, was given “a 5 to 10% chance of survival” just two days ago.