This story is so heartbreaking! A baby in Florida is now dead after being left in a hot car in Jacksonville. Police tell us that her father was doing work at a house when he left his child inside of the car. The baby was inside of the car for about an hour before the father remembered. He ran to the car, pulled the baby out, performed CPR and called 911! Amber Rollins who is the director of Kids and Car Safety tells us, “This isn’t a failure of love, or a failure of attentiveness to your child. It is something that could happen to anybody.”
According to The Weather Authority, temperatures in the car could have reached 128 degrees after an hour. Jessica Winberry who is the injury prevention coordinator at Wolfson Children’s Hospital says that hot cars are dangerous for children. She goes on to say “Small children heat up three to five times faster than adults.” The last incident where a child died in a hot car in Jacksonville occurred in 2019. Investigators said a 4-month-old girl died after being left inside a car for 5 hours.