Baby left locked in car dies, grandmother charged.
Legal News for Florida Personal Injury Attorneys. A baby dies after being forgotten in a scorching hot car by her grandmother, charges are in place.
Miami, FL—A 3-month-old baby girl, under the care of her grandmother, tragically died after being left in a hot car for several hours on Thursday, December 10, 2009, as reported by the Miami Herald. The baby’s grandmother, Miriam Dolores Oliveras, 49, who lives along the 6800 block of NW 5th Avenue in Miami, was arrested for aggravated manslaughter of a child after the incident. She has been detained on bond of $10,000 for the tragic incident.
After dropping the baby’s mother off at work, Oliveras reportedly returned to her home, and forgot that the infant was still in the backseat of the car. Deputies from the Miami Police Department allegedly reported that Oliveras neglectfully left her granddaughter in the locked car from approximately 8:30 a.m. in the morning until around 12:30 p.m. that afternoon, when she finally realized that she had forgotten the infant in the car, and then called 911.
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures outside reached a high of 87 degrees, around the time the baby was still in the car. Miami fire rescue personnel allegedly noted temperature readings of 120 degrees on the baby seat and 134 degrees on the dashboard. The baby was pronounced dead by emergency medical services (EMS) crews on the scene.
Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Florida Personal Injury Lawyers.