Hot Car Deaths
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1 month ago

5-year-old boy dies after he's found in hot car outside Texas elementary school

A 5-year-old boy died after he was found in a hot car outside a South Texas elementary school.
1 month ago
5-year-old boy dies in hot car outside elementary school
2 months ago

3-month-old baby dies in hot car due to alleged delay in response

A 911 dispatcher allegedly took eight minutes to realize the child was in cardiac arrest, as some criticize the D.C. Office of Unified Communication’s past responses to critical situations.
2 months ago
3-month-old baby dies in hot car due to alleged delay in response
2 months ago

3-month-old boy dies after being left in hot car: Police

A 3-month-old baby boy has died after being left in a hot car in Washington, D.C., authorities said.
2 months ago
3-month-old boy dies after being left in hot car
2 months ago

Sensors, 4D imaging, flashing lights: How automakers are trying to prevent hot car deaths

Automakers are working on advanced technology to prevent pediatric and pet heatstroke.
2 months ago
Children are dying in hot cars. Here's what automakers are doing to try to stop it
3 months ago

The risk of leaving a child inside a hot car

The number of child hot car deaths is slowly rising with the scorching summer temperatures.
3 months ago
The risk of leaving a child inside a hot car
3 months ago

Police: Child left in hot car by father dies in N. Carolina

Police say a 1-year-old infant has died in North Carolina after being left inside a hot car by the father after he went to work
3 months ago
Police: Child left in hot car by father dies in N. Carolina
3 months ago

After 18-month-old dies in hot car, dad dies by apparent suicide: Police

A Virginia father has died by apparent suicide after finding his child dead inside his hot car, authorities said.
3 months ago
After 18-month-old dies in hot car, dad dies by apparent suicide: Police
3 months ago

Police: Virginia toddler left in car dies, father kills self

Police say a Virginia toddler left in a vehicle for hours died and his father was found dead in an apparent suicide at their home
3 months ago
Police: Virginia toddler left in car dies, father kills self
3 months ago

How to prevent hot car deaths

“I think the No. 1 misconception is that this will never happen to me and that it only happens to bad parents and nothing could be further from the truth.”
3 months ago
How to prevent hot car deaths
3 months ago

3-year-old boy dies in hot car in Georgia

A 3-year-old boy has died after he was left in a hot car in Columbus, Georgia, the coroner said.
3 months ago
3-year-old dies after nearly 3 hours in hot car
3 months ago

Georgia man's murder conviction overturned for son's hot car death

Georgia's Supreme Court has overturned the murder conviction of Justin Ross Harris, a father who went on trial for his son's hot car death.
3 months ago
Man's murder conviction overturned for son's hot car death
3 months ago

5-year-old boy dies in hot car as Houston reaches scorching 102 degrees

A child died after being left in a hot car in Houston on Monday as record-high temperatures struck the city.
3 months ago
5-year-old boy dies in hot car as family prepares for birthday party
1 year ago

1-year-old girl dies after being left in hot car all day in Texas: Sheriff

A 1-year-old girl has died in the Houston area after being left in a hot car all day, authorities said.
1 year ago
1-year-old girl dies after spending all day in hot car
1 year ago

Twin boys found dead inside car at South Carolina day care

Investigators say twin 20-month-old boys found dead inside a car in the parking lot of a South Carolina day care had likely been in the hot SUV for more than nine hours
1 year ago
1 year ago

Consumer Reports tests latest in hot car detection technology

As 17 children have died this year after being left in hot cars, new technology shows that the car itself could be the key to preventing tragedy.
1 year ago
Consumer Reports tests latest in hot car detection technology
1 year ago

At least 2 kids die in hot cars this week as heat wave hits US

At least two children have died in hot cars this week as a heat wave hits the U.S.
1 year ago
At least 2 kids die in hot cars this week as heat wave hits US
2 years ago

3-year-old dies, sister in critical condition after found in parked hot car

On Monday, Arkansas State Police received a call from a 21-year-old mother Kaylee Petchenik who stated she woke up from a nap and her children were missing.
2 years ago
3-year-old dies, sister in critical condition after found in hot car
2 years ago

Police: Baby girl dies in Virginia after being left in car

Girl was inadvertently left in a vehicle for “an extended period of time."
2 years ago
2 years ago

Dad pleads guilty in hot car deaths of 1-year-old twins: DA

The babies, Luna Rodriguez and Phoenix Rodriguez, died in July 2019.
2 years ago
Dad pleads guilty in hot car deaths of 1-year-old twins
2 years ago

Oklahoma father arrested after 2 children die in hot vehicle

Man has been arrested on second-degree murder warrants.
2 years ago
3 years ago

1-year-old girl dies after being left in car all day, marking 50th hot-car death of 2019

Temperatures exceeded 90 degrees Fahrenheit in Tampa, Florida, that day.
3 years ago
1-year-old dies after being left in car all day, marking 50th hot-car death of year
3 years ago

'Nobody believes this could happen to them': 2 more hot-car deaths in 1 afternoon

Within hours, two children over 900 miles away from each other died after being left in hot cars.
3 years ago
'Nobody believes this could happen to them': 2 more hot-car deaths in 1 afternoon
3 years ago

Child dies after being left inside hot car all day

The 1-year-old girl was found unconscious inside her family's car, parked outside their Tampa home, on Monday evening.
3 years ago
Child dies after being left inside hot car all day
3 years ago

4-month-old baby dies after being left in hot car in Phoenix

A 4-month-old baby died Tuesday after being left inside a van in Phoenix, authorities said.
3 years ago
4-month-old baby dies after being left in hot car in Phoenix
3 years ago

3-year-old dies after being left in hot car in San Antonio

A 3-year-old died on Saturday after being left in a hot car.
3 years ago
3-year-old dies after being left in hot car in San Antonio
3 years ago

2-year-old girl dies after being left in hot car, babysitter arrested: Police

This marks the 42nd child to die in a hot car this year.
3 years ago
Babysitter arrested in 2-year-old girl's hot car death
3 years ago

Guardian charged with abuse and neglect after 1-year-old girl dies in hot car

Shelton Shambry, 60, was charged Monday with fourth-degree abuse and neglect after a 1-year-old girl died in a hot car.
3 years ago
Guardian charged after 1-year-old girl dies in hot car
3 years ago

2019 hot car deaths surpass national average, automakers voluntarily commit to back seat alerts

The U.S. has already 40 hot car deaths in 2019, surpassing the yearly average. Automakers are voluntary committing to back-seat alert systems.
3 years ago
2019 hot car deaths surpass yearly national average
3 years ago

1-year-old found dead inside hot car in North Carolina

The boy died Thursday at the Pineville shopping center after his mother left him in the car for hours while she was at work.
3 years ago
1-year-old found dead inside hot car in North Carolina
3 years ago

1-year-old dies after being left in hot car for 'prolonged period of time,' police say

A 1-year-old child died Thursday evening after being left inside a hot car in North Carolina, police said.
3 years ago
1-year-old dies after being left in hot car all day, police say
3 years ago

Video shows Arizona distraught mom after baby found in hot car: 'I don't know how I forgot her'

The mother said she was distracted and forgot the 5-month-old in the car.
3 years ago
Video shows frantic mom after baby left in hot car: 'I don't know how I forgot her'
3 years ago

Bond revoked for Alabama man charged in son's hot car death

The man violated his bond by being arrested for public intoxication.
3 years ago
Bond revoked for Alabama man charged in son's hot car death
3 years ago

2 children die after being left in hot cars

A 1-year-old girl died in a hot car in Lindenwold, New Jersey, and a 21-month-old boy was found dead in a car in Booneville, Mississippi. Both died on Friday.
3 years ago
2 children die after being left in hot cars
3 years ago

Mom arrested after leaving baby locked in hot car in Target parking lot: Police

The temperature reached 108 degrees in Chandler, Arizona, on Tuesday.
3 years ago
Mom arrested for accidentally leaving baby locked in hot car: Police
3 years ago

2 women are in jail after leaving infant in a hot car at Walmart

Karlee Spear, 21, and Ashlee Danley, 26, left the infant in the car for 45 minutes to an hour to go grocery shopping.
3 years ago
2 women are in jail after leaving infant in a hot car at Walmart
3 years ago

Police: Daughter of hot car death suspect left kids in car

A South Carolina woman has been accused of leaving her children alone in a car.
3 years ago
3 years ago

Day care worker shut off child safety alarm in hot van where boy, 2, was found dead: Report

A day care worker shut off a child safety alarm in a van where a 2-year-old boy was found dead.
3 years ago
Day care worker disabled safety alarm in hot van where 2-year-old died: Report
3 years ago

Activist whose child was left in hot car and survived says it 'can happen to anyone'

A week after a New York City father was arrested for the death of his twins, Erin Holley, whose 4-week-old son survived a similar incident, is saying that families need to set rules for prevention.
3 years ago
Activist whose child was left in hot car and survived says it 'can happen to anyone'
3 years ago

13-year-old with special needs dies after being left in hot car

Two people were arrested after a child was found dead inside a vehicle in South Carolina on Monday night, authorities said.
3 years ago
13-year-old with special needs dies after being left in hot car
3 years ago

Charges on hold for father in twins' hot-car death

An attorney for Juan Rodriguez, who left his twin toddlers in the car, said he and his family "will be dedicating their life to the cause of ensuring this does not happen to anyone else again."
3 years ago
Charges on hold for father in twins' hot-car death
3 years ago

Prosecutors decline to pursue grand jury indictment against father in New York hot car death of twins

Juan Gonzalez told investigators he mistakenly left his twin babies in a car.
3 years ago
Prosecutors decline to pursue indictment against father in hot car death of twins
3 years ago

No charges sought in hot car death of twins

Juan Rodriguez, 39, a licensed clinical social worker, had already pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter in the deaths of his children Luna and Phoenix on Friday afternoon.
3 years ago
No charges sought in hot car death of twins
3 years ago

2-year-old boy dies after he's left in scorching hot van outside Florida day care: Sheriff

The temperature climbed to 91 degrees in Oakland Park on Monday.
3 years ago
2-year-old boy dies after he's left in scorching hot van outside day care
3 years ago

Wife defends father in deaths of twins he left in hot car

A mother is defending her husband in the deaths of infant twins he left in a hot car in New York while working an eight-hour shift
3 years ago
Wife defends father in deaths of twins he left in hot car
3 years ago

Dad whose infant twins died in hot car is 'devastated' attorney says

Juan Rodriguez and his wife spent much of the proceedings in tears.
3 years ago
Dad whose infant twins died in hot car is 'devastated' attorney says
3 years ago

Two infants found dead in hot car in New York: Police

The twins' father is in custody and charges are pending, an NYPD spokesperson said.
3 years ago
Two infants found dead in hot car in New York: Police
3 years ago

3 dogs die after they're left in car during scorching heat wave, owner arrested: Police

Three dogs died after they were left in a car in Rhode Island during Sunday's scorching heat wave, authorities said.
3 years ago
Owner arrested after 3 dogs die in car during scorching heat wave
3 years ago

3-year-old boy dies after he's left in car on University of Southern Indiana campus

A 3-year-old boy died after he being left in a car on University of Southern Indiana campus on a hot day.
3 years ago
3-year-old boy dies after he's left in 'excessively hot' car on college campus
3 years ago

Bill would require warning for children left in hot cars as number of deaths rises

Sixteen children have died in hot cars so far this year. A bill in Congress would require an alert in vehicles if someone is in the backseat when the engine is turned off
3 years ago
Bill would require warning for children left in hot cars as number of deaths rises
3 years ago

1-year-old girl dies in possible hot car case in Iowa: Police

The temperature reached 98 degrees in Sioux City, Iowa, on Sunday.
3 years ago
1-year-old girl dies after she's left alone in car on hot day