Baby Left in Minivan Dies
It seems every year about this time we start hearing heartbreaking stories of babies and young children being left in hot cars.
Tuesday the Associated Press reported on this tragedy:
Police in Moorhead say a 5-month-old girl has died after being left in a minivan for hours. Moorhead police identified the dead girl as Christiana Natany Sandstrom. Authorities arrived at the scene about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday and learned the girl had been left in a car seat inside the vehicle for about four hours. The first responder found that the infant girl had been moved to a nearby apartment and began administering CPR. However, the child was pronounced dead at the scene. Lt. Chris Carey says in a news release that an investigation into the death is underway.
This situation is beyond sad and a reminder of why we all need to constantly remind ourselves of the importance of hot weather child safety.