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Eugene police respond to three cases of children left in hot cars Wednesday

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EUGENE, OR (KPTV) -

Three separate instances of a child being left in a hot car were reported in Eugene Wednesday, as the high temperature climbed to nearly 100 degrees.

A mother claimed to have forgotten her baby in a car at the Albertson’s on Coburg Road around 11:30 a.m. Reports said the child appeared to be in distress and sweating.

Employees at the Walmart on 11th Avenue broke the window out of a car around 2:00 p.m. when an infant was left alone in the heat. The mother was charged with child neglect.

Police responded to the First Place Family Shelter on Amazon Parkway just after 2:30 p.m. when a woman left small children in a car unattended for 15 to 20 minutes. Witnesses reported the children were screaming and very hot.

The Eugene Police Department noted leaving children or animals in a hot vehicle could be dangerous, and that people or pets left in a hot vehicle could suffer serious physical and mental damage, including death.

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