Baby boy dies after being left in car
Was left in seat for more than 8 hours

Updated: 08/03/07 7:03 AM

A 5-month-old boy died after his mother forgot he was in a car seat and went to work Thursday, leaving him inside her car in the sweltering heat for more than eight hours, Arcade Police said.

Lynn A. Brol, 32, of Franklinville was on her way to work at Pioneer Credit Recovery, an Arcade collection agency, about 8 a.m. and forgot to drop off her son, Brayden, at his day care facility just a quarter-mile away from her workplace, Arcade Police Chief John Laird said.

“She came out [of work] at 5 p.m. and was obviously hysterical — he was dead,” Laird said. “It’s amazing, I don’t know how you do that.”

Laird said Brol told police the baby was asleep in a rear car seat and didn’t make any noise.

Brol said she forgot he was in the car, Laird said.

Temperatures peaked in the low 90s Thursday. Laird said it was impossible to know how long the baby survived. An autopsy will be conducted today.

The chief said Brol has not been charged.

“At this point, it’s a tragic, tragic accident,” said Laird, adding that an investigation is continuing.

Police said there is another child in the Brol home.

Laird said the baby’s death hit police officers hard.

“It’s the worst we have to deal with. . . . most of us have kids ourselves,” he said.

~ Buffalo News