A 4-year-old boy died on Thursday after being left in a parked car in the central town of Modi’in Illit.
On Thursday morning, the driver of the car offered to bring the child to kindergarten, but upon arriving around 8 a.m.,Â forgot the boy was in the car and left him there, locking the doors. It is not clear whether the driver is a teacher at the kindergarten or a fellow parent.
When he remembered the boy several hours later, he rushed out to his car, found the child unconscious and called for medical assistance.
Paramedics arrived at 1 p.m. and found the boy dehydrated and without a pulse. Resuscitation efforts were not successful and the child was pronounced dead at the scene.
Shmuel Segal, of the ZAKA emergency rescue team, said that tragedy was a result of human error.
Police opened an investigation into the incident.
Source: Times Of Israel