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Four-Year-Old Boy Found Dead RL”T After Locked for Hours in Teacher’s Car

A 4-year-old boy died on Thursday after being left in a parked car in the central town of Modi’in Illit.

On Thursday morning, the driver of the car offered to bring the child to kindergarten, but upon arriving around 8 a.m., forgot the boy was in the car and left him there, locking the doors. It is not clear whether the driver is a teacher at the kindergarten or a fellow parent.

When he remembered the boy several hours later, he rushed out to his car, found the child unconscious and called for medical assistance.

Paramedics arrived at 1 p.m. and found the boy dehydrated and without a pulse. Resuscitation efforts were not successful and the child was pronounced dead at the scene.

Temperatures In Modi’in Illit on Thursday reached approximately 33° Celsius (91° Fahrenheit).

Shmuel Segal, of the ZAKA emergency rescue team, said that tragedy was a result of human error.

Police opened an investigation into the incident.

Source: Times Of Israel

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Posted by on August 30, 2012. Filed under Israeli News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

One Response to Four-Year-Old Boy Found Dead RL”T After Locked for Hours in Teacher’s Car

  1. nebech

    August 30, 2012 at 10:49 am

    BDE – this is so sad, but it happens so often. When you take a kid anywhere, you should leave your cell phone or lunch box with him in the back, so you know that you have to check it.

    Sad that a cell phone will remind you to look but not a child. However it might work