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A grandfather was from Alabama arrested on Wednesday charged with reckless manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter after leaving his 2-year-old grandson in a hot vehicle, authorities reported.

William “Bill” Wiesman, 56, told officers he thought he had dropped his grandson, Ian Wiesman, at daycare on Tuesday morning. He stated he didn’t realize the toddler was still in his car seat when he drove to work.

Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey stated that Wiesman returned to his truck three times throughout his workday, unaware that the child was strapped into the forward-facing car seat behind the driver’s seat.

After seven hours, around 3 p.m., Wiesman was driving to the daycare to pick up the child when he noticed his grandson was in the back seat of the truck.

Casey said: “He went back to daycare thinking he had left the child there but had been in the vehicle three times that day since picking up the child until he returned to daycare.”

Authorities said the 2-year-old boy succumbed to heat stroke after enduring temperatures in the 30s.

The charges against Wiesman were announced during a press conference on Wednesday.

During the conference, Casey held back tears as he described the incident. “It’s terrible. My heart breaks for this family,” she said.

Law enforcement reported they believe the death was unintentional, but the investigation is ongoing. “These are not intentional acts. These are acts of negligence and/or reckless acts,” Casey explained.

Oneonta Police Chief Charles Clifton told reporters, “I think everyone I saw at the scene has children, so it’s extremely difficult to be involved in something like this.”

It is currently unclear whether the grandfather has a lawyer who could speak for him.

At least according to Kids and Car Safety 30 children died in the United States this year after being left in hot vehicles.

“Changes in how we transport children in vehicles appear to have had deadly unintended consequences. In the mid-1990s, over-inflated airbags killed children while riding in the passenger seat. Safety advocates, governments and the auto industry all worked together to ensure children ride in the back seat to prevent these unthinkable tragedies,” Children and Car Safety wrote in a data analysis on hot car deaths.

“Unfortunately, no modifications were made to compensate for this change. This has resulted in at least 1,018 deaths from in-car heat (compared to approximately 186 deaths from child passenger airbags),” the organization said, referring to data collected from 1990 through 2021.

The organization pushed for all vehicles to be fitted with a child detection and reminder system that alerts drivers if an occupant is left in the vehicle.

Kids and Car Safety reported that most deaths, about 56%, from 1990 to 2021 were caused by parents and guardians leaving the child in the back seat of the vehicle. Of the children unknowingly left in vehicles, 42% of drivers believed they had already left the child at daycare.

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Grandfather charged after leaving toddler in hot vehicle for 7 hours Return to the truck 3 times without noticing the 2 year old – World Time Todays

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