NORTH QUINCY, Mass. -- A father who was riding a train into work near Boston Wednesday morning called 911 when he realized he left his baby daughter in his parked car, reports CBS Boston.
The child was found safe after police rushed to the parking lot at the North Quincy MBTA train station in a suburb south of Boston.
"I left my 1-year-old baby in my SUV by accident this morning at North Quincy station," the man told a 911 dispatcher.
In a statement released to CBS Boston, the father said that he realized he left the child in the car just before he arrived at work in Cambridge. That's when he rushed back to the train, calling 911 on the way.
In the statement, he said it had been "one of the worst days of my life."
"Like many parents, I have a very repetitive morning procedure that involves two daycare drop offs and a Red Line (subway) ride," the statement read. "After dropping off my older child at school, I neglected to drop off my infant at the in-home daycare we use and she was left in the car at an MBTA train station in Quincy. The baby had fallen asleep in the child seat and I went into auto pilot."
Police reportedly said no charges are pending and did not release the man's name.
"The baby was in good shape. We were able to open the door and get the baby out," Quincy Police Capt. John Duggan told the station.