By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In Richmond, Virginia, a 13 month old boy was left in a day care van for at least 4 hours and died from heat exposure. Andrew Joseph Johnson was picked up at his home in the morning by driver Keishawn L. Whitfield. The plan was to drop Andrew off at the day care known known at the Yellow Brick Road Day Care & Learning Center. Unfortunately and tragically, Andrew was left in the hot van for at least 4 hours according to news reports. The state medical examiner for Virginia determined that the cause of death was environmental heat exposure.
The death of Andrew Joseph Johnson in Richmond, Virginia is one of many day care related / heat exposure related deaths throughout the country this summer. All day care centers who transport children should have a detailed checklist and safety precautions in place to make sure that no child is forgotten or left in a hot vehicle. These precautions and steps will save lives. You can read more about this story at Richmond Virginia Child in Day Care Died from Heat Exposure.