Authorities are Investigating the Death of a 2-Year-Old Boy Who Was Left in a Daycare Van
OAKLAND PARK, FLORIDA – As reported in online news articles available at www.local10.com and www.local10.com, a 2-year-old boy died from being left in a daycare van, and authorities are investigating the incident.*
A grandmother is looking for answers following the death of her 2-year-old grandson. The toddler died from being left in a van outside an Oakland Park daycare facility. According to the grandmother, other children alerted the workers that the toddler was still in the van, but no action was taken to remove the toddler from the vehicle.
The grandmother does not call the incident an accident as she describes what happened to her grandson: “Those babies told you there was a baby on the bus. Nobody went to check. It’s no accident to me. That’s a sign of just straight carelessness.” The grandmother also stated that when she spoke with daycare employees, she was told that other children in the van kept saying the toddler had fallen asleep. It was not until the afternoon that a daycare worker found the toddler lifeless inside the van and called 911, but it was tragically too late.
The deceased toddler and his mother had been living at the Broward Partnership for the Homeless shelter. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the toddler’s family get through this difficult time.
Day Care Remains Closed Following Toddler’s Death
The Broward County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of the 2-year-old boy, and the daycare facility remains closed. Authorities towed the van away from the scene of the incident as evidence, and the toddler’s body is being examined to determine the cause of death.
According to public records, an inspector from the Broward County Child Care Licensing and Enforcement Division reported problems at the daycare on two separate occasions following inspection, noting that “some areas were not clean, some toddlers were not wearing shoes, and some staff had not completed training requirements.”
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Source:https://www.local10.com/news/florida/broward/-it-s-no-accident-to-me-grandmother-says-after-toddler-dies-in-day-care-van and https://www.local10.com/news/florida/broward/oakland-park-day-care-remains-closed-after-toddler-found-dead-in-van
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