Tragedy: Toddler in Georgia Dies After Being Left in Hot Car

Tragedy: Toddler in Georgia Dies After Being Left in Hot Car
Tragedy: Toddler in Georgia Dies After Being Left in Hot Car

According to Kids and Car Safety, a toddler died after being left in a hot car on Sunday. The grandmother of the child had taken her grandkids to church and then returned home. According to the organization, she didn’t notice their 3-year-old didn’t get out of the car.

“Unfortunately, this is yet another example of why it is critical to have effective occupant detection technology as standard equipment in all vehicles as soon as possible,” said Janette Fennell, founder and president of Kids and Car Safety, the leading national nonprofit dedicated to preventing child deaths and injuries in and around motor vehicles.

According to Kids and Car Safety, this is the 2nd child to die in Georgia as a result of a hot car this year, and the 7th in the country.

Since 1993, there’s been 42 child hot car deaths in the state, according to the nonprofit, ranking Georgia sixth in the country.

“Every day that we delay in advancing these cost-effective detection technologies means children are needlessly at risk of dying. An occupant detection and alert system could have gotten assistance to this sweet angel before it was too late,” she explained.

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