An 11-month-old in Florida died inside a hot car after her parents attended church service and left her for three hours.
11-Month-Old Infant Died Inside a Hot Car
The Palm Bay Police Department confirmed that an 11-month-old infant died inside a hot car after her parents attended a church service and left her for three hours. The officers said that they responded to the 6100 block of Babcock Street at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday and found the infant unresponsive.
In a published article in FOX News, it was found that the child was left inside the hot car for three hours. When the officers arrived, the 11-month-old infant was immediately rushed to the Palm Bay Community Hospital but she was pronounced dead.
Meanwhile, Palm Bay Police Chief Mario Augello said, “This is an unfortunate incident, and our condolences and prayers go out to the family,” Additionally, an ongoing investigation is being conducted and parents have not been charged.
Cases of Children Who Died Inside the Hot Cars
According to a published report in WJHG, the KidsandCars.org, a website that offers information, resources, and preventative measures about hot car deaths, reported that the incident in Florida is the sixth child to have died inside a hot car this year 2023.
Moreover, 50% of the recorded children who died inside the hot car involved adults who unknowingly left their children in the vehicle. Meanwhile, the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control Prevention warned that cars can become very hot quickly in just minutes.