How did an eleven year old Coram, Long Island girl come to be left alone in a hot car in the family driveway only to die from heat exhaustion?
Abc7 reported cops being called around 3.45pm when the child was found ‘unconscious’ inside a SUV vehicle on Kathleen Crescent in Coram.
Police said the girl’s mother and her three children were out running errands, where the pre teen was ‘accidentally’ left alone upon returning home. It is unclear how much time passed before the mother realized the 11-year-old wasn’t inside the family home and was still in the car with the windows up.
The child’s mother called 911 when she realized what had happened.
Police said the mother was instructed to bring the child into the house and perform CPR. Responding officers assisted her until the girl was transported to Stony Brook Hospital where she later died.
Nbcny cited Suffolk Police Det. Lt. Kevin Beyrer saying the eleven year old girl’s lips turning blue when she was found in the unattended SUV in the driveway.
11 year old Long Island girl dies in hot car: neighbors dumbfounded.
Neighbors of the little girl were left devastated and demanding answers as to how the 11 year old was left behind.
‘It’s an 11-year-old girl, it’s a baby,’ neighbor Tommy Score said. ‘She had the rest of her life ahead of her, that family has the rest of their lives ahead of them without her.’
The temperature was in the 90s outside when the young girl was found inside the stifling car. Of note, temperatures inside a car can rise almost 20 degrees within the first 10 minutes, even if the window are left cracked open.
Crime scene investigators arrived to the scene to gather evidence, but it is still too early to determine if any charges will be filed.
— Nepal Jagran 📰 (@NepalJagran) August 29, 2018
Coram,NY- An 11 year old girl has died after being accidentally left in an SUV this afternoon on Kathleen Crescent. The child was rushed to Stony Brook Hospital but unfortunately did not recover. Suffolk police homicide squad is investigating the incident. pic.twitter.com/nVoCC7HbqE
— Stringer News (@Stringernews) August 28, 2018
Heartbreaking story of 11 year old Coram girl found in a hot car today. Blistering heat builds so fast inside a car on a day like this. So dangerous. Please be aware. #abc7ny pic.twitter.com/l3PFhfZfBR
— Lee Goldberg (@LeeGoldbergABC7) August 28, 2018