The moment ‘An 8-Month-Old Florida Infant Died After Dad Leaves Her Inside Hot Car Unintertionally’ An infant girl died Tuesday after she was left in a hot car outside a residence on the Northside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
An 8-Month-Old Florida Infant Died, After Dad Leaves Her Inside Hot Car Unintertionally
Police and employees of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department were summoned to the location on Newberry Road near Broward Road because a youngster was not responding, according to Sgt. Silcox of the Sheriff’s Office. The young girl passed away in the hospital, according to Silcox.
According to Silcox, the house on the street also functions as a business. According to the preliminary inquiry, the child’s father arrived to complete some work, parked his car, and left his daughter inside for almost an hour before realizing she was in the back seat and rushing to retrieve her.
“He pulled the child out, began CPR, and called 911,” Silcox added.
Police were conducting a neighborhood canvass and looking for video, and they were speaking with the father. He said officers were in the initial stages of the investigation.
The Sheriff’s Office said investigators were called to the area at 2:22 p.m., and Silcox noted the car’s engine was off. The Weather Authority approximated what temperatures inside a car could have reached about that time — approximately 114 degrees after 20 minutes, 123 degrees after 40 minutes, and 128 degrees after an hour.
Jessica Winberry, an injury prevention coordinator at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, said hot cars are especially dangerous for children.
“Small children heat up three to five times faster than adults,” Winberry said.
She shared advice for parents.
“Putting a purse in the back or briefcase in the back so it makes a habit to look in the backseat,” she suggested.