According to the Philadelphia Daily News, the parents of a 2-year-old boy will sue Fairy Tales Daycare and its owners in the boy’s death.
On July 1, 2009, the child died after being left in the back seat of a locked van with the windows rolled up and temperatures exceeding 80 degrees. The lawsuit alleges the boy’s parents paid their neighbor and co-owner of the daycare center to take the child to the center at least three times a week.
On this day, however, the child was left in the van where he was not discovered until about 4:30pm in the afternoon. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead of heat stroke, also known as hyperthermia.
No criminal charges have been filed in the case.