Infants left in hot cars killed days apart in Georgia, North Carolina
Two babies died several days in a row this week after being left in hot cars in North Carolina and Georgia while their parents went to work, according to reports.
In the most recent tragedy, a man from Tar Heel State left his one-year-old daughter in his vehicle in Mebane on Friday afternoon amid 90-degree heat, according to WTVD-TV.
First responders were unable to resuscitate the baby after receiving a 911 call around 12:30 p.m., the report said.
A day earlier, officers were called to a Walgreens in Danielsville, Georgia, and found an unresponsive 12-month-old in a car as the temperature outside reached 90 degrees around 1:30 p.m., according to WAGA-TV.
The baby’s mother works at the pharmacy and it’s unclear how long the child has been in the car, the station said.
Investigators were investigating both deaths and considering charges against the parents.
The senseless tragedies were the ninth and tenth hot car deaths in the United States so far this year, according to the nonprofit advocacy group Kids and Cars.
Temperatures inside cars left out in the sun in hot weather can easily and quickly soar north of 150 degrees, experts warn.