10-month-old baby dies after being left in hot car outside Waffle House

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AUSTIN, Texas -– A 10-month-old baby boy is dead after being left alone in a hot car outside a restaurant in Texas.

Authorities say the baby was found unconscious and not breathing inside an unlocked car that was parked outside of a Waffle House in Austin. Police told KXAN employees spotted the child and were able to get him out before they arrived.

“The car was not on, they didn’t have to break a window or anything like that,” Cpl. Chad Martinka with the Austin Police Department told KVUE. “They were able to unlock the door and get the child out.”

Investigators say the car was not running, the windows were rolled up and the boy was in the back seat, according to The Statesman.

An employee called 911 and brought the child inside where he or she tried to perform CPR. When medics arrived, they also performed CPR, but were unable to resuscitate the child.

“With the heat like it is, going through this heat wave, it only takes the temperature in a car 10 minutes to rise 20 to 30 degrees,” said Cpl. Martinka.

Officers are still working to establish the relatoinship between the driver and the child. As of Friday, no arrests have been made.

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6 comments

  • UnCommon Sense

    Sorry, but if this was a knowing act, as in “oh, I’ll only be inside for a little while, I don’t want to be inconvenienced with a baby”, or “he’ll be ok for a bit”, the driver of the car needs to fry for this. Maybe that will wake people up and prevent this from happening again.

  • Shiloh's Mom

    The fact is some people are just horrible, horrible parents and have no business even having kids. These parents should be arrested, thrown in jail for murder, and STERILIZED so they can never reproduce again. So sick and tired of hearing about children being abused because of POS parents!!!!

  • SAM

    Brake the window to save the child or pet and YOU get arrested. Isn’t that great!
    Waffle house…I seem to recall a mini-riot at a waffle house….

  • Elaine H

    NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE????? The driver should have been arrested on the spot for child endangerment, neglect, manslaughter,…. Do not tell me the driver didnt know how HOT IT WAS, or… oops.. I forgot i had the baby with me!

  • Jaki

    RIP Little Angel. You are safe now from any future neglect you might have had to endure. My heart hurts for this tiny lost soul.

  • sueclarklpc

    Need as many empty Zipfizz tubes as possible. I fill them with reminders that will help keep people from forgetting the kids/pets they left in their hot car. I hand them out, and I’m collecting Zipfizz tubes at PO Box 8511943, Richardson TX 75085