MINNEAPOLIS — A 15-year-old girl who was left in a wheelchair after she was diagnosed with autism was able to get a free swim lesson from her mother after she had to be transported to a hospital.
The incident happened Sunday at a school in Minneapolis.
Her mother was in the back seat, and the other two passengers were not.
The girl’s mother said she went to the school with a friend, who was in a wheel chair, to get the girl a free ride home after the other passengers left.
She was not able to find the child, and so she called police and made the call to the police department.
“I called 911.
I just wanted to go home.
I was crying,” her mother said.
The police department said it was working with the girl’s mom to get her a free spot in the pool at a nearby lake.
“We want to ensure that this incident never happens again, but we do not want the girl to have to worry about being in a handicapped vehicle again,” the police report said.