Baby boy dies in parked vehicle
A 17-month-old boy died Friday after he was left for “an extended number of hours” in a parked vehicle, Pembroke Pines police said.
The vehicle with the child in it was in a parking lot in the 2200 block of North University Drive, south of Sheridan Street, when paramedics arrived about 5 p.m. and tried to resuscitate the little boy, said Sgt. Adam Feiner, a spokesman for the agency.
“Regrettably, CPR life-saving efforts and fire rescue transport did not prevent an unfortunate tragedy,” Feiner said.
The parents’ names were not released and the investigation remains active.
Feiner emphasized how hot and deadly parked cars can be.
“Leaving a child in a car is a year-long hazard, but it is especially deadly during the summer months when temperatures can climb above 100 degrees within minutes,” he said.