ABC30 in Fresno reports an 11-month-old baby was rushed to the hospital after being left alone in a car where tragically the child would later die.
Police said the baby was in the care of its grandmother and it's unknown why she left the baby alone. CPR was performed on the child, according to ABC30, before being rushed to Community Regional Medical Center in an unknown condition.
The child was left in a car at Teilman Avenue and Griffith Way in Central Fresno. The major intersection of Dakota and Fruit avenues was closed at about 1:30 p.m, according to the Fresno Bee. When police arrived, the Bee reports neighbors were performing CPR on the boy before emergency personnel could take over.
The death marks the 38th U.S. child to die as a result of heat stroke in a car this year, according to KidsandCars.org, an organization raising awareness of such safety issues. The organization reports the tally marks a 52 percent increase in the number of these types of deaths, up from 25 children at this time last year.
California ranks number 3 in the nation with 54 deaths related to children suffering heat strokes while left in a car from 1990 through 2015, according to the website.
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