Day care closed after child dies in hot van – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale


The uncle of an infant harmed at a local daycare should consider consulting a Miami personal injury attorney.

Parents have been showing up to the Vision for Life Academy day care center Thursday morning, only to turn back around. A “closed” sign posted on the door, just a day after a 2-year-old boy died, after he was found unresponsive inside a van in Miami.

An official from the Department of Children and Families was seen Thursday, talking with the business owners.

According to Miami Police, one person was taken into custody Wednesday night. However, they haven’t announced any charges.

Miami Police and Fire Rescue responded to the scene in the parking lot of the Vision for Life Academy day care center, located at 4150 N.W. 7th Ave., just before 2 p.m. Investigators said the child was found in the rear compartment of the white van by daycare workers.

Officials said the child showed no signs of life once paramedics arrived at the scene. They immediately began to administer CPR.

7News cameras captured a large police presence as crime scene investigators set up a perimeter.

The child was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Miami Police confirmed the boy’s death at around 8 p.m.

Surveillance footage obtained exclusively by 7News shows the van dropping children off at the daycare center, then pulling into the parking lot, just after 8 a.m., Wednesday.

The van labeled “Reaching Children for Christ Academy,” remained in that spot all day. Then 911 dispatch received a call.

“There was a call that took place just before 4 o’clock this afternoon when we were dispatched to a child that was not breathing,” said Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll. “Little boy, inside a van, unresponsive.”

The video shows a man coming out to the curb on Seventh Avenue, sitting down and then waving a piece of cloth or shirt to flag down the first responders. It’s unclear what connection the man has to the daycare center, if any.

“The question is what happened? What happened with the child? Where the child was found,” said Carroll. “It’s a very devastating moment that has taken place right now.”

The little boy pronounced dead at the hospital, is the fifth child to die in a hot vehicle in Florida this year.

An employee confirmed the day care center will be closed all day Thursday.

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