US toddler bakes to death after being locked inside bus

August 7th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Aug 7 (ANI): A two-year-old girl in Florida was baked to death in a minibus after the driver forgot she was inside and accidentally locked her.

Haley Brockington was trapped for at least six hours as temperatures reached 33C outside the bus and 60C inside.

Haley was picked up from her home in Delray Beach, Florida and taken to Katie’s Kids Learning Centre but was never taken off the bus.

She was found collapsed inside when the driver unlocked the bus at 4pm to start taking children home again.

“It was a God’s honest mistake,” the Daily Telegraph quoted a worker at the learning centre as telling The Palm Beach Post.

“We are about to go to pieces because that’s a child, that’s an infant,” he said.

Haley’s grandfather, Willie Lester, said: “I hope they shut that whole facility down and lock up everyone that worked there, because that’s neglect.

“How can you just forget somebody?”

Brockington’s death is one of the 29 similar accidents that have took place in the US this year. (ANI)

Related Stories

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Posted in World |