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Hot Vehicle Claims Dallas Toddler

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Dallas Toddler Lost In Hot Vehicle

Child Dies After Being Left in Hot Car

#HotVehicles are not #BabySitters

Dallas Fire-Rescue tells NBCDFW that a child was left in a hot vehicle on Sunday afternoon.  Dallas Police later confirmed the child died and they are investigating the cause.

Dallas Fire Rescue said the 3-year-old child was found in a vehicle in the 11000 block of Shiloh Road near LBJ Freeway and Shiloh Road.

Dallas police have been called and will meet the family at the hospital.

We use KIDS AND CARS.org, because we have found these great people go the extra mile to help and they have great resources.

Child vehicular heat stroke deaths for 2016: 19, and I believe this number is 20 now.

We have downloaded several really nice resources, including the “Heatstroke Fact Sheet“, which we downloaded this evening.  You can get this in .pdf form here:

Click to access heatstroke-fact-sheet-2016.pdf

Can You Imagine Dying Alone In A Hot Car

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Michael Thedford, 33

Father arrested in death of child left in car
in Collin County

MELISSA, TX  –  Authorities have arrested a father after his 6-month-old daughter was found unresponsive Tuesday afternoon outside their Melissa home.

According to the Collin County Sheriff’s Office, authorities were alerted at about 1:30 p.m. that an infant was left alone in a vehicle in the 1400 block of Milrany Lane in Melissa.

Authorities released few details but confirmed the child died and that her father, 33-year-old Michael Thedford, was arrested.

Thedford was charged with manslaughter and is being held on a $20,000 bond.

Fabiola Contreras lives across the street from the home.  She said she immediately noticed all the commotion as first responders arrived at the scene.

“I saw the ambulance come first,” Contreras said. “I just saw them rush into the house.”

Officials with the Collin County Sheriffs Department says the child was unresponsive when deputies arrived at the scene.

Contreras says detectives spent some time with Thedford in the front part of the home and had him retrace his steps.

“Before we knew it, he was walking outside with handcuffs,” she said.

The cause of the child’s death is under investigation.  Deputies were told the child was left in the car but it hasn’t been revealed for how long.

According to KidsandCars.org, 16 children have died in hot car related deaths nationwide this yearThat’s more than double the number of 7 at the same time last year.

Tuesday’s death was the third this year in Texas, according to the organization.