Infant found not breathing in car seat outside Phoenix bank

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9-day-old boy rushed to hospital after having difficulty breathing. By Alicia Barron 9-day-old boy rushed to hospital after having difficulty breathing. By Alicia Barron
9-day-old boy rushed to hospital after having difficulty breathing. By Alicia Barron 9-day-old boy rushed to hospital after having difficulty breathing. By Alicia Barron
9-day-old boy rushed to hospital after having difficulty breathing. By Alicia Barron 9-day-old boy rushed to hospital after having difficulty breathing. By Alicia Barron
9-day-old boy rushed to hospital after having difficulty breathing. By Alicia Barron 9-day-old boy rushed to hospital after having difficulty breathing. By Alicia Barron
9-day-old boy rushed to hospital after having difficulty breathing. By Alicia Barron 9-day-old boy rushed to hospital after having difficulty breathing. By Alicia Barron

PHOENIX – A 9-day-old baby was rushed to the hospital after rescue crews found the infant was having difficulty breathing.

The family was taking the baby to the hospital and the baby was given a fruit snack by an older sibling. The infant reportedly started choking on the way to the hospital and the mother pulled into a Chase bank branch parking lot and called 911.

Paramedics arrived to the parking lot of the bank near 16th Street and Buckeye on Friday at about noon and found the baby in a car seat not breathing.

Firefighters provided aid to the child and were able to get him to start breathing again. The infant was taken to the hospital as a precaution. He reportedly suffers from a breathing disorder and had been sick.

Doctors determined the baby has an RSV, which is a respiratory virus. He is expected to be okay.