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    Default Dominican American forgot twins in hot car

    Another heartbreaking story of a distracted parent forgetting children in car.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/29/n...imes&smtyp=cur

    https://www.diariolibre.com/actualid...ano-KP13582998




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    I read about that over the weekend, heartbreaking and so fricking stupid!
    How can one forget his children?
    Whoever introduces the old again to recognize the new, can be a teacher to others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank recktenwald View Post
    I read about that over the weekend, heartbreaking and so fricking stupid!
    How can one forget his children?
    He's an iraqi vet. While it's heartbreaking and something he must live with the rest of his life, stupid is not the word I would use.

    Walk a mile...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanSanPedro View Post
    He's an iraqi vet. While it's heartbreaking and something he must live with the rest of his life, stupid is not the word I would use.

    Walk a mile...
    I would never be able to walk in his shoes, I don't forget about my child.
    Don't get me wrong I really feel for the guy but it was stupid and it cost his kids their lives, a horrible thing having to live with yes.
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    Disabled veteran according to the gofundme page set up.

    Very tragic.

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    It happens all too frequently. Read the article. People get distracted when their mind wanders. He brought his other boy to childcare first. I’ve read he’s totally distraught and on suicide watch.




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    he is seeking help as to how he could have been so confused....
    from the latest report I read

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    It happens all too frequently. Read the article. People get distracted when their mind wanders. He brought his other boy to childcare first. I’ve read he’s totally distraught and on suicide watch.
    Yes, I've also noted that this happens very frequently and everywhere. I travel mostly with 1-2 small ones in the backseat and I just cannot understand what has happened to this parent. How on earth can he not notice who is he with in the car. I don't enter nor exit the vehicle without looking to backseat, never have.

    Other question is that why nobody at the daycare noticed the missing kid(s)...

    The article says that he drove the car for 10 minutes after working before realizing that there are two small ones not breathing with him...

    Very sad and unfortunate...

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    As parents one gets distracted, but I don't know about forgetting you have children (babies) in the car. When I get in my car (any car) I check the back and when I get out I always take a last look. Not to mention the time it takes to load children into the car, car seats, diaper bags, etc...kind of hard to forget they are in the car. I see car makers coming out in the future with something that dings (or similar) to remind one to check. I mean it (the car) reminds us of seatbelts, airbags, etc.... I cant even imagine how him and the family are coping with this.

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    Starting in 2022, Hyundai will have sensors in the back seats of their cars to detect heavy objects left in those vehicles.

    And yes, the intent is exactly for the reasons outlined in this story.

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