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A 22 month old killed after being left in a hot car

Skinny Shadowy

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I did a blog entry on this subject earlier this year.

 

Then yesterday, I saw an article on Facebook about a 22 month old toddler being locked in a car for 8 hours who subsequently died.

 

According to the father of the child, he was supposed to take his son to daycare; however, he forgot the child was in the car and went to work instead. He left work that afternoon and noticed the child was in the back of the car. He pulled over and performed CPR in an attempt to resuscitate the child, but to no avail. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

 

This bothers me.

 

A lot.

 

In my aforementioned blog entry, I noted that the interior of my car reached 126°F. That's hot enough to kill someone. If you're a child and you can't open the door, you'll die in that kind of heat, and it won't be extremely quick either. You'll suffer. Heatstroke is no way to go out.

 

You don't need numbers and you don't need to be super educated to know that it gets hot in your car on a hot day. All you have to do is open your door. If it feels pretty hot in there, why in the hell would you leave another living thing in there? You don't need numbers or education. You need common fucking sense.

 

Even more bothersome to me is that he said that he forgot the child was in the car.

 

How do you forget?! Toddlers don't just sit in their car seats. All small children are hyperactive beasts. That kid would have been squirming or trying to talk to his father or banging something around...point being: that toddler would have made some kind of noise, a constant reminder that he's there in the back seat. I don't buy the story that he forgot the kid was in the car. That's a load of bullshit. You have to be on something to not notice your kid back there.

 

Anyway, my local news reported that he's been charged with murder. I think he deserves it. There's no legitimate excuse for something like this. It's common sense. This kind of thing happens way too often, and it makes me sick.

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Some people are clearly not fit to be parents.

 

I won't say whether a charge of murder is reasonable though, I'm not a legal expert.

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How do you forget?! Toddlers don't just sit in their car seats. All small children are hyperactive beasts. That kid would have been squirming or trying to talk to his father or banging something around...point being: that toddler would have made some kind of noise, a constant reminder that he's there in the back seat. I don't buy the story that he forgot the kid was in the car. That's a load of bullshit. You have to be on something to not notice your kid back there. 

Actually, it IS possible that the child was asleep - people usually go to work early in the mornings and babies sleep most of the day, and are generally quiet while they do so, so that could play a role here. Just thought I'd point that out.

 

However, that doesn't excuse him for that display of poor parenting, given it cost a life. That's inexcusable, asleep or not, I agree. Who just forgets their child is in the car, anyway? It doesn't matter if they're asleep or not, it's yer kid :V That's inexcusable.

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Actually, it IS possible that the child was asleep - people usually go to work early in the mornings and babies sleep most of the day, and are generally quiet while they do so, so that could play a role here. Just thought I'd point that out.

 

However, that doesn't excuse him for that display of poor parenting, given it cost a life. That's inexcusable, asleep or not, I agree. Who just forgets their child is in the car, anyway? It doesn't matter if they're asleep or not, it's yer kid :V That's inexcusable.

 

That's possible, but if you've been a parent for almost 2 years, you don't just forget that you have a child all of a sudden. As a parent your kids should be the first thing on your mind. You have an obligation to them. 

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What a fucking idiot. This is why someone needs to erase the human race, because of fuckheads like that man, we need to start over or at least develop more than 75 fucking brain cells. 

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That's possible, but if you've been a parent for almost 2 years, you don't just forget that you have a child all of a sudden. As a parent your kids should be the first thing on your mind. You have an obligation to them. 

Yeahh, you get no argument from me there :D That was very irresponsible on his part...kind of feel bad for the wife, though - her husband is getting charged with murder because he was an idiot and it led to her child's death.

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Okay, this shithead DESERVES to be charged with murder! How the fuck could he forget that he put his own child in the car?! You'd have to be braindead to do that!

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Around where I live there's almost always an emergency or tragedy that comes from leaving babies (and pets) in the car during the summer. On the outside it can get to be 106 degrees and about a month ago we had a 110+ degree heatwave. Where I work (a doggie daycare) we had to start offering free one hour daycare to members of the gym we share a parking lot with because people would lock their dogs in the car in high heat and we still see people do it.

 

It breaks my heart just thinking what the child went through during those seven hours. What a horrific way to die.

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