Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, June 6, 2019

It's "Kids Dying in Locked Car Season," Again

Authorities say an 11-month-old girl has died after being locked inside a car for 15 or 16 hours in suburban St. Louis.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District received a call around 4:30 p.m. Sunday about an infant who wasn’t breathing and found the child unresponsive in Calverton Park. First responders were unable to revive her.
This happens every year, people. It does not take a very hot day for the sun to turn a car into a greenhouse that'll bake a child, or an animal.

Keep your heads out of your asses and look out for your kids, people.


Harry Hamid said...

15 or 16 hours?

I can kind of understand people who are so wrapped up in routine that they forget they haven't grabbed the kid out of the back seat, but 15 or 16 hours seems a little extreme.

These stories are scary.

DTWND said...

What can be sooooo important that these fools leave their kids this long? Honestly, there should be competency exams prior to becoming a parent.


0_0 said...

Related: what are warning signs of heat stress in an infant? Everything I search for is babies in cars on hot days; I'm looking for hot environments.
Thanks in advance.

Glenn Kelley said...

Tesla has an option that runs the A/C when the car is shut off . They call it Dog Mode .

Comrade Misfit said...

0_0, maybe this is what you're looking for.

0_0 said...

It's better than anything I've found, thanks!
It still has more for children than infants- I just found out (new grandparent) that you do not give water (or salty snacks obv.) to babies, for instance. But progress is being made.
Identifying symptoms is difficult, since infants can't communicate details.