The toddler dies after being left in the family's hot car for several hours in Arizona, where the temperature is 88 degrees
- The 18-month-old girl was found in a car on Monday afternoon at an apartment complex in Glendale, Arizona
- The child's father went to the parking lot and made the tragic discovery
- The temperature rose to 88 degrees in the city on Monday
- National Highway Road Safety Administration says the interior of a car can be heated up to 120 degrees in 30 minutes when the temperature is outside 85 degrees
An 18-month-old girl died in Arizona after the police said she was found in a car on a hot day.
According to researchers at Glendale, the child did not breathe when officers arrived on Monday afternoon when the temperature was outside in the 1980s.
According to police, the girl's own father found her not responding in the car parked in an apartment complex at 51st Avenue and Thunderbird Road at 4.30 pm, but it is unclear how long she had been in the vehicle.
A firetruck is pictured on the scene in Glendale, Arizona, on Monday afternoon, when an 18-month-old baby was found dead in a hot car
According to police, the toddler had been in this white Nissan for at least a few hours because the temperature reached 88 degrees outside
Police said in a statement that the toddler had been in the white Nissan sedan for at least a few hours and & # 39; died from being left in the vehicle & # 39 ;.
The girl's father called 911 and received instructions from a coordinator to perform CPR with her, but the child could not be revived, AZfamily.com reported.
Both parents of the girl were interviewed by the police on Monday. So far, no charges have been filed upon her death, which is still being investigated.
Eyewitnesses Bobby Luppio and Nichole Arias told 12News that the little girl's father was entering the parking lot of the apartment complex and & # 39; weeping and screaming fell out of his car & # 39 ;.
Arias described the nameless man as & # 39; very inconsolable & # 39 ;.
Both the father and the mother came to the scene, but their daughter could not be saved
When the girl's mother appeared a short time later, the officers on the spot had to explain to her what had happened to her daughter, at what point, according to Arias, the woman lost the & # 39; & & # 39 ;.
An autopsy is scheduled to be performed later on the baby's body to determine the cause of death.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the interior of a car can heat up to 120 degrees in just 30 minutes when the temperature outside is 85 degrees.
The children's public safety website, KidsandCars.org, reports that on average 38 children die from heat-related injuries after being left in vehicles.
So far in 2019 there have been two confirmed hot-car deaths involving young children, both of which took place in Florida within a few days of each other.