A 5-month-old child died after being left in the backseat of a car by her mother for an hour while she was in the hospital.
The woman’s 4-year old son was inside the car at the time of the accident, but was not injured, according to the Fort Worth Police Department.
The incident happened around 7 p.m.
Friday at the intersection of State Highway 18 and East County Highway 16 in Fort Worth.
Police said the woman was on her way to the hospital for her daughter, who was suffering from an acute respiratory condition, and the 4-month old child was inside her car.
The infant was taken to Children’s Hospital of Eastern Texas and died Monday.
The child’s mother, who did not want to be identified, said the child had been left alone in the car for the entire hour while her mother was at the hospital, The Dallas Morning News reported.
The 4-week-old baby’s body was later recovered.