League City PD: Baby dies after accidentally being left in hot car all day by dad

by KHOU.com staff

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 3:14 PM
Updated today at 3:21 PM

LEAGUE CITY, Texas – A League City family is mourning after a father accidentally left his baby in a hot car all day while he went to work, causing the child’s death, according to police.

Emergency workers were dispatched to the Christus Victor Lutheran Church in the 2000 block of W Main around 5:32 p.m. Wednesday after the dad discovered his child’s lifeless body in the back seat of his vehicle.

League City police said the dad dropped his older children off at school earlier that morning in his personal vehicle and planned to take the baby to the daycare, but went back home to get his work vehicle and headed off to work.

When he got off work, he went home and switched back into his personal vehicle then went to the daycare to pick up his kids. When looking for the baby, he was told the baby was never brought to the daycare. That is when he ran to check his vehicle and discovered the baby in the back seat.

The baby was pronounced dead at the scene. No charges have been filed at this time.

Police warn parents to be cautious, especially during summer months. We can all reduce the number of heat-related injuries and deaths by remembering to ACT:

A: Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute, ad make sure to keep your car locked when you’re not in it so kids don’t get in on their own.

C: Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child like as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination. This is especially important if you’re not following your normal routine.

T: Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. One call could save a life.