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Child dies after power window rolled up on her


Officials in Arizona are reporting that a child has died after accidently rolling herself up in a car window.

The incident occurred Saturday around 7:30 p.m. in the West Valley neighborhood in Phoenix .

Authorities say they were called to the area on the report of a car crash but when they arrived, they found that a young girl had been involved in a freak accident involving a power window.

Witnesses say the child was playing inside of a parked car at a home when she managed to somehow become trapped inside the window.

The child was taken to an area hospital where she died of her injuries.

Janette Fennell is the president of Kids and Cars spoke to AZ family.com urging parents to think twice before leaving the children alone in a vehicle:

“People don’t understand the power that these window go up. It has between a 30 to 40 pounds of force and it takes 22 pounds of force to break the trachea,” said Fennell.

Investigators report that there are no signs of foul play but that the Maricopa County Medical Examiner is working to determine the cause and manner of death.