LANCASTER, S.C. — A mother is speaking out after her 3-year-old son died after getting trapped in a hot car in Lancaster last Wednesday.
Amber Bender and Trevor Cox said they had hope this weekend because 3-year-old Logan was showing good signs at the hospital.
Logan suffered severe heat stroke when he walked outside, climbed into a car with his dog and became trapped. His parents were dozing on the couch.
After about 30 minutes his mother woke up, yelling for him.
“I jumped up, I screamed, I screamed his name. I was like, ‘Logan! Logan,’ looking everywhere,” Bender said.
She saw the blinkers on her car flashing, and found the boy inside, passed out. His dog was with him and already dead.
She called for help and the boy was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
Bender said people who are lashing out at her, don’t know her.
“I just want people to stop judging me. I am a very good mother,” Bender said.
Both parents say it was a terrible accident.
Sheriff’s deputies and the Department of Social Services are still investigating.