8-month-old Florida Baby Dies at Hospital After Dad Leaves Her Inside Hot Car: Police

An 8-month-old Florida infant died Tuesday after she was reportedly left inside a hot vehicle, marking the 29th hot car death involving children this year.

According to Sgt. Silcox, with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, police were called to a home off of Newberry Road in Jacksonville, in response to an unresponsive infant. Members of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department also arrived and found the baby inside a hot car. She was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.

An initial investigation indicated that the baby’s father parked at a home, which also serves as a business, and left the baby in the car for at least an hour before he remembered. He then “pulled the child out, began CPR, and called 911,” Silcox said.

News4Jax, citing The Weather Authority, noted that temperatures could have reached 128 degrees inside the car, after an hour.

According to Kids and Car Safety, 29 children have died in hot vehicles in 2022 alone. It’s an increase from last year’s deaths, which reached 23 child deaths in vehicles.

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