According to several media outlets, a baby died in Dayton, Texas, after being left in a hot car all day. That same day, legislation was introduced to the House of Representatives that would help prevent this kind of accident from happening again.
The baby’s mother discovered her deceased son in the back seat after going to his daycare at the end of the day to pick him up. She had never dropped him off that morning, and he was in the car all day.
According to multiple sources, no charges have been filed against the mother, and the family is cooperating. The police are still fully investigating the incident.
On the same day as the tragedy in Dayton, Texas, legislators in the House of Representatives introduced a bill that would take steps to prevent an incident like this from happening in the future, reports multiple sources.
The legislation would direct the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to add alarms in vehicles that would sound if someone was in the back seat. According to media outlets, the idea would be similar to the beeping sound that happens when you leave the lights on or the keys in the ignition.
According to Kids and Cars, a non-profit child safety organization,