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One Day, Three Incidents of Children Left in Hot Cars in CT [UPDATE]

Police investigated three people who left children in hot cars in Connecticut from late Monday into Tuesday evening. One of those incidents was fatal.

Waterford resident John Morgan was charged with two counts of risk of injury to a minor after allegedly leaving two children in a hot car on July 8. Credit: New London Police
Waterford resident John Morgan was charged with two counts of risk of injury to a minor after allegedly leaving two children in a hot car on July 8. Credit: New London Police
A Waterford man was arrested on risk of injury to a minor charges, after New London Police noticed two children in his car on Tuesday, July 8, NBC Connecticut reports.

John Morgan reportedly told police he only visited his office for a few minutes, but police told NBC Connecticut at least 10 minutes went by. The children were ages six and nine. Click here to read the full NBC Connecticut report.

The New London Police Department released more info on its Facebook page:

"The ambient temperature for the City of New London was 83 degrees at the time of the incident. A thermometer was placed in the vehicle for approximately ten minutes and it was noted that the interior temperature was 100 degrees with 58% humidity."

Morgan was held in lieu of $150,000 cash/surety bail, with a July 9 court date.

24 Hours; Three Incidents

This is the third incident of caregivers leaving children in cars in 24 hours. Ridgefield police are investigating the death of a 15-month-old child left in a hot vehicle Monday, July 7.

A 27-year-old East Haven woman went shopping while she allegedly left an infant and toddler in a hot parked car Monday night, according to North Haven police. The children were not injured.

How Hot Does it Get in a Parked Car?

Every year, and nearly every week lately, we hear about children and pets left in hot cars. Here are facts on how hot it gets in a parked car, the most recent news reports and tips to prevent a deadly outcome. 
Jaimie Cura July 08, 2014 at 11:16 PM
Hi Eric - I'm sure it's got something to do with the fact that to err is human - thank you for bringing this to my attention - I will make the change.
Eric A. Mann July 09, 2014 at 12:38 AM
Great! Thank you!
Jackie Giamini July 09, 2014 at 07:35 AM
I have idea on how to deal w all these idiots that do this: leave them in their jail cells; make sure u close all the windows; turn OFF the a/c...now that would be justice!!!
Tina Milewski July 11, 2014 at 11:05 PM
If I see a kid left in a car I will bust out the front car window and then call the police
Jackie July 13, 2014 at 09:19 AM
No kids should be left in cars, ever. No matter what.

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