Two women have been charged for allegedly leaving a toddler on a day care bus where the three-year-old suffered critical injuries caused by heat stress, in central Queensland in May.
Three-year-old Nevaeh Austin was allegedly forgotten by staff at the Le Smileys Early Learning CCentre, in Gracemere, near Rockhampton, despite being the only passenger picked up on May 4.
The child was left for six hours on the 28C bus and was flown to Queensland Children's hospital in a critical condition, initially given a 5 per cent chance of survival.
She has now made a full recovery.
Police allege the two women picked Nevaeh up around 8.30am before leaving the child on the bus outside the child care centre, in the heat.
"Around 2.45pm another staff member drove the bus to a school in Lucas Street and observed the child unconscious in the back of the bus," police said.
Both the 31-year-old and 30-year-old woman have been issued notices to appear for one count each of grievous bodily harm.
They are due to appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court July 26.
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