Toddler dead after
being found in hot car in Glendale, police say
GLENDALE (3TV/CBS 5) - An 18-month-old girl is dead after she was found in a
hot car on Monday afternoon, the Glendale Police Department said.
girl's father found her unresponsive at an apartment complex near 51st
Avenue and Thunderbird Road, according to Ofc. Tiffany Ngalula with the
Glendale Police Department.
Dispatchers told the father to perform
CPR on the toddler and he did.
But the girl didn't make it.
"Unfortunately and tragically, that baby died inside of that vehicle due to
the conditions," Ngalula said.
The girl was locked inside the hot car
for "at least a few hours," said Ngalula.
Both parents were talking
to detectives on Monday night.
Ngalula didn't say what led up to the
girl being left in the car by herself for hours. No one has been charged or
taken into custody.
She did have advice for everyone.
twice for loved ones who are unable to let themselves out of a vehicle
because ultimately we are responsible for them," said Ngalula.
temperatures were in the mid-80s in Glendale when the child was found on
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the
inside of a car can heat up to 120 degrees in 30 minutes even when the
temperature is at 85 degrees.