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Woman sentenced for leaving toddler in car


 

Karol Anne Fitzgerald

Karol Anne Fitzgerald

A Stanton woman who left her sleeping two-year-old grandchild alone in the car while shopping at Walmart was found guilty Tuesday.

Karol Anne Fitzgerald, 71, of Stanton, was found guilty and sentenced on Tuesday, October 11, by Kent County District Court Judge Jeffery O’Hara. She was sentenced to six months probation and ordered to take parenting classes.

Police were called to the Walmart in Comstock Park on Saturday, May 21, at 6:18 p.m., on a report of a child left in a vehicle.

Kent County Deputy Ysquierdo arrived on scene and found the 2-year-old girl in the back of a running car. He was unable to awaken her, and it appeared she had a red face and was sweaty. When he forced his way into the car, the child began to wake up. She was transferred to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital with signs of heat exhaustion. She was later released to her mother with no injuries.

The Deputy then found Fitzgerald, who had initially gone into the store for a prescription and left the car running with the air on and a window cracked. She had reportedly been in Walmart about 40 minutes.

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Toddler dies in crash


AeroMed landed at the nearby Cedar Chase Golf Course on 17 Mile Road to transport a three-year-old with head injuries to DeVos Children’s Hospital Tuesday.  Post photo by L. Allen.

AeroMed landed at the nearby Cedar Chase Golf Course on 17 Mile Road to transport a three-year-old with head injuries to DeVos Children’s Hospital Tuesday.
Post photo by L. Allen.

AeroMed landed at the nearby Cedar Chase Golf Course on 17 Mile Road to transport a three-year-old with head injuries to DeVos Children’s Hospital Tuesday.  This red Ford Explorer was carrying three children when it was hit Tuesday by a Ford F150. One of the children was ejected from his car seat and died of his injuries.  Post photo by J. Reed.

AeroMed landed at the nearby Cedar Chase Golf Course on 17 Mile Road to transport a three-year-old with head injuries to DeVos Children’s Hospital Tuesday.
This red Ford Explorer was carrying three children when it was hit Tuesday by a Ford F150. One of the children was ejected from his car seat and died of his injuries.
Post photo by J. Reed.

A crash in Nelson Township Tuesday morning took the life of a 2-1/2 year-old boy and sent several others to the hospital.

According to Sgt. Eric Rakow, of the Kent County Sheriff Department, a Ford  F150 truck was heading northbound on Myers Lake Avenue about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday morning, June 25, when the driver ran the stop sign at 17 Mile and hit a westbound red Ford Explorer carrying a Cedar Springs mother and her three children.

One of the children, Oscar Zuniga, age 2, was ejected from his car seat and died at the scene. Another child, three-year-old Alex Salgado, was taken to the hospital by AeroMed with serious head injuries. One-year-old Gretta Salgado and the driver, Paula Zuniga, 33, were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. All were from Cedar Springs.

N-Fatal-truckThe driver of the F-150, John Heeringa, 65, of Howard City, was being transported by family to be checked out.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the accident, which is still under investigation.

The Kent County Sheriff Department was assisted by the Cedar Springs Police Department, Cedar Springs Fire and Rescue, Courtland Fire and Rescue, AeroMed, and Rockford Ambulance.

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Toddler found unresponsive in pond


Neighbor helped save boy

 

A 20-month-old Greenville boy is recovering after he fell into a neighbor’s pond Saturday and nearly drowned.

According to Michigan State Police, Konnor Baker was outside with a family member Saturday morning when he went missing.  He was found a short time later in the pond, completely unresponsive. Neighbor Raymond Case performed CPR until Michigan State Police Trooper Patrick Agema and Montcalm County EMS arrived. A paramedic took the child to the ambulance and tried to resuscitate him, but the paramedic could not find a pulse, and the toddler did not respond to any stimulus.

Konnor was transported to Sheridan Community Hospital, where resuscitation efforts continued, and Konnor’s heart finally restarted, and he began breathing on his own. He was then airlifted to DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, where he is recovering.

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