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rolltide06
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How does this happen? Child passes away after being left in car in Bham

Just saw this on the news. Happened in the upscale suburb of Homewood in the Bbam area. Praying for the child, it was extremely hot today. How can someone be so stupid and forget your child is in the car?!


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Homewood Police are investigating an unresponsive child found inside a vehicle.  It happened around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon on 19th Street and Oxmoor Road.  Police on the scene say a 1 year old child was found unresponsive inside a white Lexus SUV.  The child was rushed to Children's of Alabama.  Right now, the child's condition is not known.  Meanwhile, police are questioning the child's mother and witnesses on the scene. 

ABC 33/40's Sarah Snyder spoke with a nearby business owner.  He says the child's family owns Genesis Nail Spa.  The mother usually takes the child to daycare but instead stopped by to visit her husband.  The business owner says the toddler was in the car from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.  The child was given CPR until paramedics arrived.  The child's temperature was around 105 degrees.
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Chad504boy
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re: How does this happen? Child passes away after being left in car in Bham
happens ALL THE TIME

when a parent does something outside of their routine, its scary to think of the consequences.
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Choctaw
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re: How does this happen? Child passes away after being left in car in Bham
google the short story entitled Autopilot


AutoYes_Clown
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re: How does this happen? Child passes away after being left in car in Bham
Saw this on my facebook feed earlier, not that it matters but it was in the SOHO, very upscale (majority of Homewood is not).

Sad :-(


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ProjectP2294
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re: How does this happen? Child passes away after being left in car in Bham
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How can someone be so stupid and forget your child is in the car?!

It's easier than you think.

A lot of times it happens when the parent that doesn't normally have the kid is in charge of bringing them around for a day. People get lost in their routine pretty easily and if the kid falls asleep and doesn't make noise, someone can quickly forget that they have a kid in the car.

It's similar to highway amnesia. It's really, really sad, but it doesn't always mean that the parent is an awful person.


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Choctaw
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pooponsaban
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happens ALL THE TIME

when a parent does something outside of their routine, its scary to think of the consequences.


Yep. Put a toy or something on the dash every time you put the kids in the car.


rolltide06
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re: How does this happen? Child passes away after being left in car in Bham
I guess I can see that happening. Lesson learned is that we all need to slow down a little, can't imagine what that baby went through.


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SabiDojo
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How can someone be so stupid and forget your child is in the car?!


I'm a parent, and I could see how it happens. I bet no one feels worse than those parents.


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Golfer
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when a parent does something outside of their routine, its scary to think of the consequences.



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ABC 33/40's Sarah Snyder spoke with a nearby business owner. He says the child's family owns Genesis Nail Spa. The mother usually takes the child to daycare but instead stopped by to visit her husband.


Yep. And the comments under the article are full of people vilifying the adult, because they don't want to think that this could happen to them.


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WDE24
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How can someone be so stupid and forget your child is in the car?!
Drove to work yesterday and parked my car only to realize I forgot to take the baby in the back to preschool.


Sid in Lakeshore
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Drove to work yesterday and parked my car only to realize I forgot to take the baby in the back to preschool


Exact thing happened to a friend of mine. He did not remember untill a meeting adjourned hours later. Child survived. There was lasting damage.

I can't imagine what that feels like. So glad my kids are old enough to babble all the way in to school... Prayers sent.


pooponsaban
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Exact thing happened to a friend of mine. He did not remember untill a meeting adjourned hours later. Child survived. There was lasting damage.


fricking terrifying.


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Sid in Lakeshore
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The child was given CPR until paramedics arrived. The child's temperature was around 105 degrees.


Prayers sent. Even if the child survives, there will likely be brain damage.


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RBWilliams8
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re: How does this happen? Child passes away after being left in car in Bham
Happens a ton. And it's a shame. Easily avoidable.


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re: How does this happen? Child passes away after being left in car in Bham
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Drove to work yesterday and parked my car only to realize I forgot to take the baby in the back to preschool.



THIS is what scares me. Thank goodness you checked!!!!!

This could happen to ANYBODY!


LsuTool
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re: How does this happen? Child passes away after being left in car in Bham
never came close to happening to me. i turn my rearview mirror down so i can watch my kid and have never forgetten him back there.


WDE24
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THIS is what scares me. Thank goodness you checked!!!!!

Yeah, called my wife to tell her about my brain fart and it scared her. It didn't even occur to me at the moment how close it was to being a nightmare scenario.


DLauw
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re: How does this happen? Child passes away after being left in car in Bham
i used to pick up my kids and they would sit in our conference room after school and do there homework. a company was sinking electric poles and they drilled through a gas main. i evacuated all my employees and realized while i was doing the headcount that i had forgotten my girls in the conference room.


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pooponsaban
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never came close to happening to me. i turn my rearview mirror down so i can watch my kid and have never forgetten him back there.


Doesn't mean it couldn't. You adjust your mirror because some jackass is riding you...

That's why I put a toy on my dash every time I put them in the car.


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