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Good Samaritan

Summer is in full swing, and most of us are trying to keep cool. But what would you do if you walked by a parked car with a baby in the back seat, all windows rolled up and no parent in sight?

Sadly, tragedies like these are common around the blistering months of summer.

Just last week Pocatello Police responded to a call about a baby left in the back seat of a parked car. Fortunately, the child was not harmed.

Becky Christensen said, “Probably call 911, if I felt they were in danger, break the window even if I had to pay for it, cause I don’t know my rights on that. But I would think about the concern of the child or pet first”>

Each state has different laws and standards pertaining to the “Good Samaritan” law.

Associate Attorney of Law Joseph Ballstaedt said, “Like in a lot of states they have a statue that protects people against liability. The law doesn’t impose a duty for anybody to help anyone else. So if you see someone in an emergency you can watch them die, you can watch them cry, watch em escape.”

According to there have been five child deaths reported due to vehicular heatstroke, in June.

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