2-Year-Old Left in Hot Car for Hours in Sorrento Valley

A two-year-old child was left inside a hot car for two to three hours on Monday, said San Diego Police.

San Diego Fire-Rescue responded to a call of an unresponsive child in a car at 5800 Pacific Center Boulevard in Sorrento Valley around 1 p.m. in the afternoon. The child was transported to Rady Children's Hospital and was released by Tuesday.

San Diego police did not go into specifics as to what led up to a father leaving his child in a car, but they told NBC 7 the father is being cooperative.

This recent incident comes a week after a nine-month-old baby girl was trapped in a truck in Houston for hours and died from the heat. One day before in Indiana, a three-year-old died when she was left in a closed car for two hours.

Across the country, nine children have died from being left in hot cars this year. In 2017, 43 children died from being left in cars.

Doctors say even when it’s 70 degrees outside, temperatures inside your car can reach over 100 degrees in less than 30 minutes.

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