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Child in Cobb Dies After Left In Vehicle on Wednesday

Twenty-two-month-old child possibly left in vehicle for as long as eight hours on a day when temperatures reached the low 90s.

Screenshot courtesy WSB TV of police activity Wednesday afternoon at a shopping center parking lot located at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Akers Mill Road.
Screenshot courtesy WSB TV of police activity Wednesday afternoon at a shopping center parking lot located at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Akers Mill Road.

Cobb police say a 22-month-old child has died after apparently mistakenly being left in the back of an SUV all day on Wednesday. 

WSB TV reported late Wednesday afternoon that the child’s distraught father was taken away in handcuffs by authorities after discovering that he had not dropped off the toddler at a child care before going to work. It is unknown at this time of possible charges that could be filed.


The child, whose age and gender has not yet been released, may have been in the car as long as eight hours on what was a very hot and humid day in the metro area where temperatures reached the low 90s.

Instead of dropping the child off at daycare, the father allegedly went straight to work, only to discover around 4 p.m. that the child was still strapped in the back seat of the Hyundai Tucson.

It was then that he stopped in a shopping center parking lot located at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Akers Mill Road.

Paramedics unsuccessfully attempted to resuscitate the child.

This is a developing story and check back with Patch for updates.


EB Allen June 19, 2014 at 04:14 PM
This is the saddest news story and every time I hear or read about it I cry. Who among us has not been so engrossed on a problem or getting somewhere on time that we have forgotten something that was truly important? With so many parents abusing their children purposefully (and I might add getting away with it in the social services system) it is heartbreaking to read about a parent trying to help out with family schedules and the worst accident in a life happens! The grief this father must feel is palpable and he probably wishes every second that he could give his life for the baby this family has lost. I can only think of the overwhelming sadness King David felt when he lost his son by Bat-Sheva. I would say to this father: grieve but forgive yourself and encourage other parents in the name of your child to figure out a system so this never happens again! Placing your baby's favourite toy in the front seat would be a good way of remembering your most precious cargo. It would be wonderful if automakers/baby car seat manufacturers could figure a way to keep the baby upfront. Don't even THINK of saying the child would have a negative effect on the attention of the driver...NOT when people speak on cellphones without a care in the world!
erie June 19, 2014 at 06:02 PM
Fred Farkell Fraggle or whatever it call its self. Needs to read about that so called white man kkk member. Come to find out in his dna. He was part blackman. I mean for real it needs to lightin up on Obama. What the living hell do Obama have to do with somebody leaving there baby in a car in ga have to with him or the white house? I'm just saying. When I WAS IN THE SERVICE AS MUCH AS I DISLIKED NIXON. THE MAN WAS STILL HEAD OF STATE!
erie June 19, 2014 at 06:03 PM
DAM!
erie June 19, 2014 at 06:05 PM
This is just why the USA have become a weaker power. No respect at all.
David Cline June 21, 2014 at 09:52 AM
Drop Murder Charges Against Justin Harris for Son's Accidental Death http://www.change.org/petitions/cobb-county-district-attorney-drop-murder-charges-against-justin-harris-for-son-s-accidental-death?recruiter=35192423

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