Authorities say a man left his two sons in a hot pickup truck for more than two hours while he went into Lake Forest Hospital on Monday.
Hospital security said they immediately called 911 around noon Monday when they heard 8- and 9-year-old boys honking for help.
Fortunately, the boys survived but that's not the case for countless other similar incidents.
Earlier Monday in Oakland Park, Florida, a 2-year-old died after being left inside a van at a day care--experts say that's the 24th child to die in a hot car this year.
"Leave a reminder in the back seat, something that you dont get through the day without looking at.... your phone, your wallet, your purse," advised Dr. Michelle Macy of Lurie Children's Hospital
Juan Rodriguez, 39, sobbed in court this past weekend, saying he forgot his children in the car when he went to work. The twins' mother called it a "horrific accident" and defended her husband saying he’s a great father who’ll never forgive himself.
DCFS responded to the recently reported incident in Lake Forest, and the father, 32-year-old Brandon Wilson, faces charges of child endangerment.