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June 09 2009 @ 02:06 pm
Had to be one of the saddest mistakes ever...  

Infant Left In Car At BART Station Dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ― A 4-month-old boy who was rushed to the hospital Monday evening after being found in a car at BART's El Cerrito Plaza station has died, according to authorities.

The infant's mother found him around 5:35 p.m. in a silver Chrysler at the station and called 911, BART spokesman Linton Johnson said.

It appears as though the child had been in the car most of the day, Johnson said.

He said investigators have learned the boy's father typically drops him off at a babysitter's or some type of nursery in the morning and then goes to the station to take a train.

When the infant's mother discovered her child wasn't where he was supposed to be, she went to the station and found the boy, Johnson said.

The boy was taken to the hospital by the El Cerrito Fire Department and later died.

The news report said she went to the daycare to pick him up and was told her son hadn't been there all day. She rushed to the Bart station and found him in her husbands car. Apparently, he forgot his son was in the backseat. So sad. My aunt forgot her baby once but she remembered rather fast so no harm.

They are all in my prayers.
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Cecilie: RH - look at hercila81 on June 9th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
What a tragedy :(
Jill aka Jo: DH: Sierra and Tophersireesanwar on June 9th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
I know, right? Made me cry.
Angelserenitysangel on June 10th, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)
Very sad! But have to say - the father FORGOT his son was in the backseat? Seriously? It says he typically took the child, so one would assume he was used to the routine. Yet somehow forgot? I just can't believe any parent could forget their child is in the car with them!
Jill aka Jo: GW: Melinda Made In Heavensireesanwar on June 10th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
I know. You would think that but isn't it the most repetitive actions we forget at times.

My Aunt did this to her son, kinda. She knew she had him but went into the market and was shopping because she'd forgotten she has him but it was only a short while before it hit her and she was so upset. She felt just awful.

It happens to people. It is just sad that it ended in death.
Angelserenitysangel on June 10th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
It's very tragic and my mind will always boggle how a parent could forget their child in the car. Just seems impossible!
Jill aka Jo: ST: Spock Emotionalsireesanwar on June 10th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
It is very tragic and I have this fear if I ever have a child I will forget him somewhere cause my memory is awful.

I just hope that the mother and father can make peace with what happened.