ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An 8-month-old boy was hospitalized this week after his father, who didn’t want him stuck in a hot car while his mother kept an appointment, left him in a hot car, according to court records.
The state’s most recent case of infantile vehicular heatstroke happened Monday, when the son of Erica Tamra Garcia, 26, and Juan Manuel Flores Sr., 33, was left in a car outside their apartment in the 1100 block of Candelaria NW.
Court records show Garcia, who has a history of heroin use and has been investigated by the Children, Youth and Families Department, had an appointment with her probation officer at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, when temperatures were in the 90s. Her probation officer told her to go for a urine test. On her way to a lab about 12:30 that afternoon, she met Flores at a motor vehicles office near Fourth and Marble NW.