Girl, 1, dies after being left in hot car for 9 hours parked outside hospital

Police in Washington state have confirmed that a one-year-old child has died after being left in a car outside of a hospital for nine hours.

Puyallup Police Department public information officer Don Bourbon said the child’s foster mother forgot the child was inside the car after arriving at the hospital at 8am. 

At just after 5pm, the woman returned to the car parked outside the MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital and the child was rushed inside but could not be revived.

The internal temperature of the car was a baking 110 degrees Fahrenheit (37C).

Puyallup, southeast of Tacoma, experienced temperatures up to 75 degrees (23C) that day.

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