An 11-year-old girl died Tuesday after she was found alone in a hot car in her family’s Long Island driveway.
Authorities were called around 3:45 p.m. when the child was found inside a vehicle on Kathleen Crescent in Coram.
Apparently the girl’s mother and her three children were out running errands before they got home and went inside, police said. It is unclear how much time passed before the mother realized the 11-year-old wasn’t inside and was still in the car with the windows up.
Something is missing to this story.because unless she was a special child ,an 11 year old girl is very capable of getting out on her own. If the child safety button was activated, it does not affect the front doors.
Very very sad indeed.
Not blaming or excusing but something missing from story. Why couldn’t she just open door and get out?
I was thinking about this tragedy the other day ago and regarding the 911 call. If it takes 911 5 minutes, 10, 15, 20 minutes to get to the car, would it be better (and allowed) to call 911 and break the car windows right there. Certainly in the case of the law, breaking the owners windows to potentially save a child should not be held responsible for damages. Similiar to the Good Samaritan Law with regards to CPR- that if the CPR attempt failed and killed/injured the person, you’d not be responsible for effort.
I don’t know, but to me it seems obvious that the girl fell asleep on the ride home.
I was thinking the same thing. A normal 11 year old girl would just open the door by herself and leave the car.