1-year old left in car seat dies

June 15th, 2009 by

A year-old St. Johns County girl left in her car seat after her father took her mother to work this morning was unresponsive when she was found and pronounced dead when she was taken to Flagler Hospital.

The father, who returned home after taking his wife to work, did not realize she had placed their daughter in the car seat, said Sgt. Chuck Mulligan of the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. The father, whose name was not immediately available, thought the little girl was in her crib at the house on Harvard Road where there were other adult family members.

About five hours later the girl’s father found her missing after looking in her crib, Mulligan said. Rescue workers were called to the St. Augustine South neighborhood when the the family found the girl in the closed car.

She was pronounced dead early this afternoon.

“It all looks accidental at this point,” Mulligan said.

One Response

  1. Matt

    How do you explain this? He had to know that the child was in the car. I hope he feels like crap because he should! When I’m home with my infant I know where he is all the time. This guy should be sterilized, his wife too so those genetics don’t get passed on!

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