A 9-month-old boy was found unconscious in the back of a car by his grandfather on Thursday and was rushed to the hospital but died soon after, police said.
According to police, Masuo Ichinose, 73, was driving his 2-year-old granddaughter and grandson Shota to nursery school on Thursday morning. Ichinose dropped the girl off but left Shota in the child seat directly behind the drivers seat and drove back home. "I really thought I had dropped both of them off," Ichinose told police. Shota was in the car for the next seven hours.
When he went to go pick the children up at 4:30 p.m., Ichinose was told that he had only dropped off one child that morning and suddenly realized he had left his grandson in the car. Both of Shota's parents work and the grandfather often took care of the children, driving them back and forth between school.
Ichinose had before only dropped one child off, and thus the school reportedly didn't notice anything unusual.© News reports