There was another hot car death - a 6-month-old died in Doral, Florida in Miami-Dade County yesterday, after being left in a hot car for 9 hours.
The baby girl's father had dropped off another child at school and had then gone to work, leaving the infant in the car. She wasn't discovered until he picked up the other child after school, and they found her unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at Miami Children's Hospital.
How did it happen? As in many incidents like this, the father said that he forgot that she was in the car, as it wasn't part of his routine schedule to have her with him in the car.
This isn't an isolated case though.
So far this year, there have been at least 29 deaths of children left in hot cars, which means that we will almost certainly exceed the 33 deaths we saw last year.
Spread the word about the dangers of forgetting your child or intentionally leaving kids alone in a hot car. Let's make sure that we don't get near the record set in 2010 - 49 deaths.