What to Know
- A witness told NBC 6 that the mother left the child, believed to be 1 or 2 years old, in a car for hours while she worked in a nearby salon
- Temperatures in the car could have reached up to 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
Police are investigating the death of a child who was left in a car in southwest Miami-Dade Wednesday.
Sources told NBC 6 that officers were called to a parking lot in the area of Bird Road and 97th Avenue.
The sources said a child was transported from the area to Kendall Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A witness told NBC 6 that the mother left the child, believed to be 1 or 2 years old, in a car for hours while she worked in a nearby salon.
The witness said the woman arrived to work around 8 or 9 a.m. and didn't realize child was in car until around noon or 1 p.m. Police haven't confirmed that information
“They were screaming in the back and I was just, I rushed back to see what was going on and the baby was on the floor. It looked like it was already too late," one witness said.
Witnesses said the mother works at the Forever Young Spa near Bird Road.
She came in to work on her day off and believed she dropped off the boy at daycare, witnesses said. When she called to find out how her son was doing, they informed her he was not there and she realized what occurred, witnesses said.
Temperatures in the car could have reached up to 150 degrees Fahrenheit depending on certain conditions, according to an NBC 6 meteorologist.