Ambulance called to scene
Photo: Itamar Fleishman

2-year-old girl dies after being left in car

In second case in two days, father leaves baby girl in car in West Bank town of Dolev for several hours. Resuscitation efforts fail

A two-year-old baby that was left in a car in the West Bank town of Dolev for several hours, the second such case in just two days, has died Monday.


Doctors were forced to pronounce her dead after attempts to resuscitate her failed. The baby was rushed to the Assaf Harofeh hospital via ambulance after it was discovered she had been left alone in a car for several hours.


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The baby was discovered unconscious at around 1:15 pm by a passerby. A preliminary investigation suggests her father had forgotten her in the vehilce.

התינוקת מגיעה לאסף הרופא, היום (צילום: מוטי קמחי)

Toddler arrives at hospital (Photo: Motti Kimchi)


Sunday saw a similar case end in tragedy when a five-month-old baby who was left in a car in the settlement of Shilo for seven hours died.

הרכב שבו נשכחה הפעוטה (צילום: גיל יוחנן)

Car in which baby was left (Photo: Gil Yohanan)


Apparently, the baby's father had been driving her and her sister after a night shift, and was meant to drop off each at a different location. He forgot to drop the baby off, leaving her in the car and going into the family's house, where he went to sleep.


It is only when his wife called him and asked about the baby that he realized what had happened.

האמבולנס שבו פונתה הפעוטה לבית החולים (צילום: איתמר פליישמן)

Ambulance called to the scene (Photo: Itamar Fleishman)


When the family called Magen David Adom, paramedics instructed them how to perform CPR on the baby until teams arrive at the house. Upon arrival, MDA paramedics continued CPR, but were eventually forced to pronounce her death.


Earlier this month, a nine-month-old baby was found unconscious in a car in Ramat Gan, after she was left in the car for several hours. Magen David Adom paramedics attempted to perform CPR on the baby en route to hospital, but she was pronounced dead at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer.



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