A preventable, but persistent, tragedy that has, unfortunately, become top news as of late, are hot car deaths. It’s distressing to hear about and unimaginable to think what a parent that has been through something like this is experiencing. The worst part about it is that it’s something that can happen to anyone. Even with the constant tragic reminders on the news and social media, these awful situations keep happening.
Just recently, police in Lake Havasu, Arizona issued a sad reminder about the dangers of leaving children in vehicles unattended. An eighteen-month-old baby girl died in a hot car while her father was at a friend's house playing video games and smoking marijuana. The father is now facing charges of manslaughter for her untimely, tragic death and his friend is also facing criminal charges.
It’s stories like these that we’ll likely hear throughout this summer. Hopefully, people will start taking a more proactive approach to check their cars and whether or not their child is still in it.