Children Left in Hot Cars: An Avoidable Tragedy | Law Offices of Brian J. Mongelluzzo

Jul 10, 2014

Have you ever been a through a tragedy and looked to find answers, but it seemed that there were none to be found? Following that realization is the gutless “why me?” feeling burning through your body. Often times, life experiences happen that are out of our control, and no premature actions could have contributed to avoiding the situation. This is a tough reality that we are required to face every day. However, for every action, there is a reaction, which means for every unavoidable tragedy, there is a situation that should’ve been avoided all along.

There are freak accidents, and then there are people like Kyle Seitz, the man who left his 15-month-old baby to die in a scorching hot car, while he went to work on Monday morning. The Ridgefield man was supposed to drop the child off at daycare that morning but told authorities he “forgot.” Even after getting in his car to go grab lunch, he didn’t realize his son, Benjamin, was still in the back seat. Temperatures peaked at 87 degrees, which means that the temperature inside the vehicle was likely in the triple digits.

This incident comes on the heels of two separate cases in Connecticut where children were left in hot cars while their parents went grocery shopping. According to, approximately 38 children die from being trapped inside hot cars every year. That’s 38 lives that could’ve been spared if it was not for the lack of awareness by the people watching these children. These types of situations must be put to an end immediately, but that will not happen until we stand up and fight against the irresponsible people behind these acts.

**While this may not be an act of negligence that requires a personal injury attorney, we thought it necessary to spread awareness with the recent tragedies that have occurred. If you, a family member or friend has been injured by the negligence of another, BJM Law can help. Please contact one of our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at (203) 663-3695.

**The information in this article is for general purposes only. Nothing in this article should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. The information is not intended to create an attorney- client relationship.


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