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3 year old boy forgotten in hot car in Miami Gardens tragically passes away

Tragedy strikes after a 3 year old is left in a hot car in Miami Gardens as temperatures rise

In a heartbreaking turn of events, a 3 year old boy passed away this week after being left in a hot car in Miami Gardens. The child was found in the parking lot of the  Lubavitch Educational Center, where both his parents worked and was unresponsive when help arrived.

He was transported to a local hospital by paramedics, but unfortunately, he did not survive and was pronounced dead.

Details of the tragic and unfortunate incident involving a 3 year old

The toddler’s parents, Rabbi Menachem Tauber and Nechama Tauber, were meant to drop off their son at camp Monday morning before going in to work. However, they forgot the 3-year-old, and it was only around 3 p.m. that someone noticed that he was not in class.

By that point, however, it was too late, given that the heat index had reached 101 degrees outside. This meant that temperatures inside the car may have gone as high as 172 degrees.

The grieving family has requested privacy during this difficult time, and no charges are being filed against the parents.

An empty car park with a single car parked outdoors.

How parents and caregivers can exercise more caution

Following the horrific incident, Amber Rollins, the director of Kids and Car Safety, made a statement extending support and offering tips for greater awareness. It’s a tragic event involving a 3 year old, but one that does not discriminate.

This can happen to any family, no matter how loving and protective the parents may be, and it’s our job to mitigate these tragedies. Rollins recommends that parents and caregivers make it a habit to check the backseat, placing items that they will absolutely need next to their children. There are also other devices and technology such as Rear Occupant Alerts that can be lifesavers for kids, pets, and other vulnerable individuals in backseats.

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