December 10, 2009 | 4:50pm
For at least the second time this year in Miami, a baby has died after the caregiver left the child in a locked car.
Police found a baby in a locked car at 6832 NW Fifth Ave. shortly after noon today. The infant was dead. Police believe the grandmother dropped the child's mother off at work, drove home around 8:30 a.m., and forgot the child in the car.
Earlier this year, police arrested the mother of an 18-month-old boy who had left the child in the back seat of her pickup truck while she worked at a pet hospital inside a PetSmart in Northwest Dade. The child died.
In the United States every year, an average of 38 children die from being left in a car.