Pancaked parents can do some strange things. In Melissa, Texas, Michael Thedford apparently left his 6 month old daughter in a hot car. By the time he realized his mistake, the baby was unresponsive. So he tried to revive her . . . by putting the baby in the refrigerator before calling 911. If only reviving a child were that simple. I wish we lived in a world where every drowning victim could be revived by pulling them out of …Continue reading →
In Macedonia, Ohio, 8-month-old Jayce Markell Benjamin was being shuttled to daycare with 3 other children. According to police, the unnamed parent or guardian left the baby behind when dropping off the kids. Then the child’s grandmother got a hold of the vehicle and didn’t realize he was in the third row of seats as she drove the SUV to work. He ended up spending the day sitting in the car in the Walmart parking lot, and was found dead …Continue reading →
In Manns Harbor, North Carolina, two young sisters lost their life after they apparently climbed into a neighbor’s vehicle but were unable to get themselves out. The two toddlers, ages 18 months and 2 years, were reported missing on Friday. A sheriff’s deputy discovered the children in the back seat of the hot car about 30 minutes later. The incident remained under investigation. (USA Today, 6-30-2008, 8A)
6-10-07 A game turned tragic for two young brothers, who accidentally locked themselves in the trunk of their parents car, while trying to hide inside it. They were later found dead, and the cause of death was likely suffocation or heat exposure, according to Kentucky state police.