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Infant dies in stroller on walk through Forest Hills Gardens park


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Every mother’s worst nightmare unfolded in Forest Hills Gardens Wednesday afternoon, when an infant suddenly died in her stroller, according to police.

Zoey Kaplan, just 10 weeks old, apparently lost consciousness while with her mother on a walk through a public greenspace on Borage Place and Burns Street at 12:30 p.m.

Officers from the 112th Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene after receiving a 911 call. Paramedics rushed Kaplan to North Shore Forest Hills Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Her body was brought to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. An investigation is ongoing.

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Infant left unattended on Queens bus


| brennison@queenscourier.com

A 2-year-old girl was left unattended inside a private bus on a Corona street when the driver left, reportedly, to go home.

The girl was found alone on the bus at approximately 9 a.m. Thursday morning, according to authorities.  Police were called and were able to get onto the bus and take the infant to the 110th Precinct where she was examined by EMS.  The girl was determined to be in good physical condition and was reunited with her mother at the station.

Police arrested the bus driver, Ana Garcia, 62, of Corona, and charged her with failure to exercise control of a minor.

The New York Post reported that Garcia parked on the street so she could stop by her house.  The girl was unattended for about 15 minutes, the paper said.