A #Dallas boy died in a #hot car while his parents attended Bible study at Rehoboth Praise Assembly church. The 3-year-old was found dead after being abandoned in the mercilessly hot 90-degree weather Sunday. The parents had forgotten to take the toddler along with their other four children into the worship center. This is the second child to die in a hot car this week. A 4-year-old girl is dead in Williamsport, Pennsylvania when her caregiver left her all day in a parking lot. These deaths doubled the number of children who died in cars in 2016, compared to last year. .
Dallas 3-year-old left in hot car at church
Texas family left a child in the car during church services, Sunday. The parents, who speak little English, had taken their children into church and separated for men's and women's Bible study groups. When they convened after the services had ended 45 minutes later, both parents noticed that they had only four of their five kids. The father went looking for the child outside and found him unresponsive in the car. Dad called 911 but had trouble communicating the problem. When paramedics arrived they attempted to resuscitate the child but were unable to. The baby was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Pennsylvania girl dies in hot car at work
A 4-year-old Willamsburg child passed away after being left in a car all day in 97-degree heat. The woman who normally cares for her forgot to drop the child off at day care and inadvertently took her to work. When her shift finished at 3:30 pm, she found the child unconscious. Emergency responders failed to revive the little girl who passed away after being taken to the hospital.
There has been no word about whether charges will be filed in either of the children's deaths but they could be charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Twice as many kids died in cars this year
A shocking 21 children have died after being left in cars so far in 2016. This is twice as many #car deaths of children as last year. Being left in cars is dangerous for children in several ways. Leaving kids in cars makes them vulnerable to strangers. In locked cars with the windows up, children face suffocation. Summer makes it even worse -- hot temperatures can magnify the interior temperature of a car to 120 degrees in just a few minutes.