By Scott A. Marks, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In Vista, California, a man was recently sentenced for the crime of leaving his small child in a hot car. It is very dangerous and careless for parents to put small children in danger of hyperthermia and related problems when left in a hot car. Especially during summer months, reports of serious injuries and even deaths have surfaced when a parent, caregiver, or day care provider has mistakenly left a child in a hot car. In Vista, California, Artermio Diaz was given a jail sentence of 180 days and probation for 4 years for this crime. Mr. Diaz apparently left his son in the vehicle while he shopped for groceries. While some may argue that parents should not be arrested for such conduct, it is important for all parents and caregivers to play it safe – Do not leave any children in a vehicle. You can read more about this story – Man Sentenced for Leaving Son in the Car While Grocery Shopping.