Some People Shouldn’t Be Parents
Over the weekend there was a news story of a father who left his 3 year old daughter alone in the car for over 90 minutes. He apparently parked the car and went into an apartment building. When he came back, she was unconscious. He took her to a nearby fire station where they weren’t able to find a pulse. Once at the hospital, she was pronounced dead.
Autopsy results show she died of hyperthermia (different from hypothermia) – overheating caused by environmental conditions.
Police say that the father did not have criminal intent, but may have been negligent.
Negligent? DUH? You think?
Who in they’re right mind would leave a child unattended in a car, let alone for 90 minutes? How does a family even begin to cope with such a tragic and unnecessary loss? Over the past couple of years, there have been a few instances where a parent left their child in the car for “just a second” while they ran into a store. When they came out, the car was gone . . . and so was the child. In these cases, the car was later found abandoned with the child unharmed. Haven’t we learned something from this?
However, in this case, I think the father may be claiming that he forgot she was there since the news report also goes on to talk about tips on how not to forget your child is in the car. I have a tip for him . . . turn around and check. How difficult is that?
Okay, I’m done with my ranting.
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