Investigate Possible Child Hot Car Death
SF) — An 18-month-old child has died after being discovered unconscious
inside the family car outside a home in Moraga, authorities said Wednesday.
In a press release, investigators said “the child was inadvertently left
in a vehicle for an extended period of time by a family member” and then
discovered “after several hours.”
The outside temperatures at the
time were in the 80-degree range.
According to investigators, police
received a 911 call at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday of an unknown medical incident on a
residence along Hardie Drive. In the background, the dispatcher noted,
“there was a person screaming and crying.”
Officers and Moraga-Orinda
Fire units responded to the scene and discovered the child was not
breathing. Paramedics performed life saving measures and transported the
child to John Muir Medical Center where the child was later pronounced
The incident is under investigation by the Moraga Police
Department. The exact cause of death is pending determination by the Contra
Costa County Coroner’s office.
Anyone with information about the
incident is asked to contact Lieutenant Brian South at 925-888-7052.