It is recently reported this year’s 48th hot car death. An infant from Phoenix, Arizona, was left behind in the car while her school administrator’s foster father went to work, forgetting her in the back seat.
Temperatures were in the 90s on Tuesday, when the unnamed parent forgot the 4-month-old girl in the car after taking her to a doctor’s appointment.
People reported the dad has yet to be identified to the public, but he and his partner are adoptive and foster parents to several children. The tragic situation unfolded on Tuesday after the father dropped his kids off at daycare at 7 a.m.
Law enforcers responded to a call about the unresponsive infant but were unable to revive the girl, and she was declared dead at the scene.
The investigation is ongoing, and more information will be available once the girl’s autopsy has been performed.
“I understand he is a very good man. He is a parent to adopted children that he’s helped a lot, many other children that honestly don’t have parents,” Samudio said. “He and his wife are people that are always willing to help others.”
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time that a child has died by accidentally being left in the car.