Conn. Parents Of Child Left In Hot Car Work To Prevent Similar Deaths
RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Three and a half weeks since her son Benjamin’s death after being left in the family’s hot car, Lindsay Rogers-Seitz and her husband Kyle are working to prevent similar deaths, WCBS 880’s Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.
According to police in Ridgefield, Conn., 15-month-old Benjamin Seitz’s father was supposed to drop the little boy off at day care on Monday, but went to work and left his son in the parked car instead, Schneidau reported in July. Temperatures were near 90 degrees in Connecticut on the day of the incident.
Rogers-Seitz said the focus of her efforts is on developing a way that cars can remind a driver when children are in the backseat after the ignition has been turned off.
“It will give us some type of peace. I think back to the peace that his smile, his laughter and his chatter gave to me,” she said. “This is a way that I could maybe, at some point in the future, still feel that kind of peace I felt when he was here with me.”
As Schneidau reported, the family has already contacted lawmakers in Washington D.C. as they work to launch the preventative effort.
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