Two babies in two separate incidents found dead in Phoenix after being left inside scorching hot cars

For the second time this month, authorities found another baby dead inside a hot vehicle in Phoenix.

NBC News reports that the first child, a 7-month-old infant, was found dead inside a car in a northeast Phoenix neighborhood on Friday. Temperatures reached the triple digits that afternoon. Emergency medical responders arrived at the scene at around 4 p.m. and reported that the infant had been left in the car for an “extended amount of time.” The baby was pronounced dead a short time after medical responders arrived.

On Saturday, medical responders arrived at the Free Church of God in Christ parking lot on the southside of Phoenix, where they found an unconscious 1-year-old boy inside a car. According to fire Capt. Larry Subervi, the child’s mother found him in the vehicle and called 911. The little boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

“You feel like it’s something that could happen to anybody,” Zettica Mitchell, a family of the 1-year-old said.

Authorities reported that both deaths appeared to be accidental, but incidents of children dying inside hot vehicles seems to be on it’s way to becoming an epidemic. According to the Department of Meteorology & Climate Science at San Jose University, a total of 29 children died in 2017 alone after being trapped inside hot vehicles. In 2016, 39 children died in hot cars.

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