By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Spring and Summer months in Southern States like Georgia and Florida are brutally hot. Unfortunately, children and pets are often times mistakenly left in a hot vehicle during these hot weather months. A horrible tragedy was recently reported in Kennesaw, Georgia where a five month old died after being left unattended in a hot vehicle outside of the Ivy Hall Day School. It was reported that a family member arrived at work at the Kennesaw day care center for work. The family member forgot about the infant in the vehicle who was sleeping at the time of arrival at the day care center. When the child was finally discovered in the vehicle, attempts to revive the child failed. She was later pronounced dead.
The temperatures in the Kennesaw / Atlanta area at the time of the incident were in the 80s. The temperature inside the vehicle were much hotter and in all likelihood caused the death of the this young child.
The distractions in life are constantly present. However, it is important for every parent, babysitter, day care provider, and caregiver to make the safety of the transportation of the child and the removal of the child from a vehicle a priority so that incidents like these are avoided in the future. You can read more about this story at 5 Month Old Infant Dies in a Vehicle Outside of Kennesaw Day Care Center.
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