SC - Bryson & Brayden McDaniel, 20 mo old twins, hot car death near daycare, Blythewood, 1 Sept 2021

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  1. LizzyE

    LizzyE Well-Known Member

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    Two infants found dead in car in northeast Richland County | wltx.com
     


  2. borndem

    borndem Anglophile & registered demwit

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    Just saw this article. SMH.
    Two little boys. Another case of hot car deaths -- but at a daycare facility. How could this happen?
    Did the parent go in to speak with someone at the center, to pay the bill, etc., and then when the parent came out, to assume the boys were in the center, so the parent left? If so, maybe the boys were sleeping and quiet, so the parent went to work or whatever, did not see them, and then returned to get them?

    Infant Twin Boys Found Dead Inside Car at South Carolina Daycare Center: Reports
    The children were pronounced dead at the scene in Blythewood, South Carolina
    By Benjamin VanHoose
    September 02, 2021 11:59 AM
    Authorities are investigating the deaths of two infants found inside a vehicle parked at a South Carolina daycare facility, multiple outlets report.
    [...]
    The small children were pronounced dead at the scene, Fox affiliate WACH reported. The outlet said authorities told them it isn't yet clear whether daycare staff was involved amid the ongoing investigation.
    [...]
    WACH reporter Shay Simon shared photos and videos from the scene on Twitter Wednesday evening, describing the tragic incident as a "scene filled with screaming and crying."

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    Infant Twin Boys Found Dead Inside Car at South Carolina Daycare Center: Reports
     
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  3. lalalemon

    lalalemon Well-Known Member

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    It says at the bottom of the article that the childcare centre reopens on the 7th September, which just makes it all the more bizarre!
     
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    MimosaMornings Well- Known Member

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    Perhaps they reopen after they take time to investigate the scene?
    Or they are closed for the Labor Day holiday weekend.
     
  5. Auntie Cipation

    Auntie Cipation Context Matters.

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    The article says the day care staff were determined to not be complicit or responsible for the tragedy, so I can see why they shouldn't have to stay closed when they did nothing wrong. MOO

    Edit: I'm referring to the first article linked. I see another article says it's not been determined yet.
     
  6. blue22

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    I agree with the above. They were likely closed for the investigation and this weekend is a holiday weekend. Daycare's near me are not open (aside from select ones) on Labor Day, which is Monday.
     
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  8. Mrs. Grueby

    Mrs. Grueby Well-Known Member

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    Could it be that the children were placed in the SUV at home in the morning and the parent accidentally didn’t drop them off at the daycare? The parent then spent the day at work, and returned to pick them up not realizing they never actually dropped them off. Or there was some miscommunication between both parents as to which car they were placed in and who was picking up and dropping off? This is heartbreaking.
     
  9. borndem

    borndem Anglophile & registered demwit

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    That's what I posted earlier -- I could see that happening, perhaps,
    the parent was running late for work, or felt lousy, or had a big presentation to give at work, or a very sick parent, or any number of things. Certainly it never should happen, but that's my guess.
     
  10. JayWill

    JayWill Well-Known Member

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    How terrible for all concerned.
     
  11. SaguaroSpirit

    SaguaroSpirit You cannot comply your way out of tyranny.

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    IIRC, at least when my son was that age, he was kind of hard to "forget". He was chubby and chunky and wiggly and very noisily verbal...picturing two of those, and...not getting it.
     
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    Moo I forgot to drop my child at babysitter a few times. My mind had switched to my college courses and needs of the day. I had a front facing child seat. So I always eventually noticed him. (he usually slept on car rides). But if I had tinted windows or rear facing child seat....the story might of ended sadly. ....moo
     
  13. Speculaytor

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    The fact that we could be so busy and distracted by our lives to forget our babies in our car, or believe that someone could be so distracted as to do that, makes me cry.
     
  14. IceIce9

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    The one case where the teacher left her child in the car even after she went back out to get the donuts she forgot in the car. The child died but she remembered to go back out and get the donuts.

    Still shaking my head over that one, several years later.
     
  15. tara83

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    I'm a fanatic even when I take my dog in the car.I'm always making sure he is okay and not too hot or cold.I'll never understand forgetting your own child. <modsnip>
     
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  16. borndem

    borndem Anglophile & registered demwit

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    Good point -- and unless they were already asleep, they'd probably be babbling. My son would fall asleep easily in his car seat, but when he was awake, he would talk-talk-talk. I never had twins, but from what I've heard from those who have, is that the two chatter with each other all the time -- and they can even have their own language -- but if they were asleep, which would not be unusual in the morning IMO, they would be quiet.
    This will be a tuff call, I'm thinkin'. SMH.
     
  17. ChatteringBirds

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    I truly feel for parents this happens to. In almost every case, they never thought it would happen, and they truly did believe their child(ren) were safe in daycare all day.

    I am sorry for the children, for other relatives, and also the parent who will suffer forever for this mistake. It's a known possible cognitive error, however it may seem to outsiders. All IMO.
     
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  18. DeDee

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    The temperature inside the vehicle registered at 134 degrees.

    Oh, dear. Those precious babies suffered extreme heat in ways I cannot bear to image.

    RIP Bryson and Brayden
     
  19. BrownRice

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    That’s what I think. Not so sure why media reports can’t be more easy to follow.
     
  20. LunaInvidia

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    I'm not a parent but I have pretty severe ADHD; I can and have forgotten even extremely important, life altering things. Fortunately for me never anything that has meant life or death, but it's a contributing factor to my decision never to have children- I could VERY easily see myself forgetting a sleeping child in a car, or forgetting some other aspect of care.

    Which isn't to say that I think due diligence of investigations of everyone involved shouldn't happened, just that I fully and completely believe it's possible for this to be the kind of horrific accident that could happen to even a very loving, caring parent.
     
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