Twins Found Dead In Car Backseat After Father Forgets To Drop Them At Day-Care, Leaving Them For 9 Hours.
20 month old twin boys, Brycen and Brayden McDaniel were supposed to be dropped off at day-care on that unfortunate day. However their father forgot to drop them off and left them in the backseat before going to work.
Two young kids heartbreakingly lost their lives after they spent more than nine arduous hours stuck in the backseat of their father’s car.
It was told that the father was under a lot of pressure at work at the time of the instance. That day, he was so very abstracted that he thought he had dropped off the twins at their day-care in South Carolina. But unfortunately, with the twins still inside the car, the father reported for duty at an industrial plant in the same area and carried on with his day as normal.
Once his shift was over, the father went to the day-care to pick up his boys. But, when he asked the staff about the twins, he was told that they had not been dropped off that day.
The father then dashed out to his car and found his lifeless twins, still strapped in their car seats under the late afternoon sun. The twins were left all by themselves for about nine hours on the scorching hot day. They pass away of hyperthermia or heat stroke after temperatures in the car rose up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
Richland County Sheriff, Leon Lott said that he later spoke to the father and had the most heart-breaking conversation. Lott said that the father of the twins just didn’t mean to do it and he is got to live with his twins for rest of his life.
Clarifying how the father was preoccupied on that unfortunate day, Lott said that the father was under some extreme stress at work that really had his mind someplace else. Lott further said that in his mind, he really thought he dropped the two boys off at day-care.
Lott confessed that his talk with the father was one of the most heart-wrenching conversations he ever had to see. He revealed that the father’s pure emotion that came out was not something you could fake.
Following the unfortunate and avoidable death of Brycen and Brayden, coroner Naida Rutherford stressed on ways to prevent such incidents. She said that one way to remind parents that their children are still in the backseat is by leaving their diaper bag or some stuffed animal in the front seat. She said that there is lot of stress around and world has changed with Covid 19. She further advised that every child care centre to call the family if their kids do not show up at the centre.
In the case of twins Brycen and Brayden, their father did not have any charges pressed against him.