How many US kids have died in cars this summer?

Hot car deaths 2022: How many US kids have died in cars this summer?

While the public has little sympathy for parents who leave their children in hot cars, experts reiterate that it can happen to anybody

Three children died in hot cars on one single day this week and an Alabama grandfather is facing charges in one of the tragedies.

The three separate deaths all happened Tuesday in different states:

  • A father in Jacksonville, Florida accidentally left his 8-month-old daughter in the car for about an hour while he was doing some work.
  • A grandfather in Oneonta, Alabama accidentally left his 2-year-old grandson in the car after he mistakenly thought he had dropped him off at daycare.
  • The third death happened in Houston when a 38-year-old father was fatally shot by another man following an argument outside a supermarket. The shooter took the father’s SUV, which had his 2-year-old son in the backseat, before later ditching the vehicle with the toddler still inside. The boy was found dead more than five hours later, and the suspect is facing murder charges.

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