News Floriday boy dies in hot truck after dad forgets him

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  1. hidden dragon

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    http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/10/us/florida-toddler-hot-car-death/

    (CNN)A Florida father was arrested Friday and charged in the death of his toddler son, who was left in a pickup truck for eight hours, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

    Troy Whitaker, 41, was charged with aggravated manslaughter, sheriff's spokesman Kavontae Smalls said.
    Whitaker left his Palm Harbor house Friday morning with his 5-year-old daughter and 23-month-old son, Lawson, Smalls said.
    Hot car deaths: How can parents forget a child in a car?

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    Lawson Whitaker died after being left in this truck for eight hours.

    He dropped his daughter off at school, but forgot to drop his son off at daycare, Smalls said. He ran errands around town, and saw his son in the backseat of the Chevrolet truck in the afternoon, when he was back home.

    Whitaker, who is a firefighter with the nearby Hillsborough County Fire Department, performed CPR on his son before medical officials arrived, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told reporters.
    The boy had an "extremely high body temperature" and was transported to Mease Countryside Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the sheriff said.
    "It was obvious that he had been dead for a while," Gualtieri said.
    After leaving a child in a car, 'that pain ... never goes away'



    The sheriff said the boy was in the truck from about 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., when Whitaker returned from a trip to the supermarket.
    "It was evident that he didn't realize that the child was in the backseat until he arrived home from Publix," Gualtieri said. "He was taking the groceries out of the front passenger seat and immediately dropped the bags -- there are groceries all over the driveway -- and then went and took the child out of the car seat."
    The boy's car seat was behind the driver's seat, the sheriff said.
    "As you can imagine, he was extremely upset -- visibly upset," he said.
    The boy's mother was at the hospital Friday evening with other family members, he added.



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    Over used Florida gif... We get it!!!!
     
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    I understand.
    I left a grocery bag with milk AND chicken in the car once.
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    This shit freaks me out ..trust me I'm probably the most wheels off parent ever and if I could have gone this long without doing this I just don't see how anyone else can't ...
    It's not that hard
    Got to suck for the parent ..no way you ever get over this
    Obviously it sucked for the kid as well
     
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    I'm guessing you live in Florida?
     
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    I'd feel bad if I didn't think think that the father is a fucking moron for forgetting his child in a hot car.
     
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    Nope :lmao:
     
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    Couldn't possibly be any other state than Florida
     
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    I left a tuna fish sandwich on the back seat the other day, and forgot about it until the next morning. It had a smell you wouldn't want to smell twice in your life.
     
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    Obviously parents can't be trusted to safely transport their children. This happened more than 20 times last year. Someone needs to invent some kind of alarm device to alert people that a child is still present in the vehicle. It's a terrible way to die.
     
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    People cant be this stupid. These are murder cases.
    When you park your car in the hot sun even up here in the north, you always open your windows an inch or so to keep the interior from overheating.
     
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    What kind of name is Kavontae ?
     
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    I'm giving the guy the benefit of the doubt. Maybe the wife usually takes the son and it's just not part of his routine. I get it. It's not like other stories where the dad goes to a strip club and leaves the kids in the car
     
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    just shows the stupid dad never really spent valuable time with the boy so he forgot...
     
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    As long as there are wacky Florida stories at least a couple times a week, that GIF will never be overused!
     
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