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Oct 21, 2016 9:57 AM

Dad overdoses with 15-month-old son in back seat

NORTH BRADDOCK, Pa. — As the heroin epidemic sweeps over the nation, another child was deemed "collateral damage" when his father overdosed in the front seat of the car with his 15-month-old son in the back.

Officials in Pennsylvania say that a neighbor spotted the man and the baby inside the car in an alley, also known as Grove Way, according to WPXI.

After the neighbor called police, police arrived and were able to use Narcan in order to revive the man. The man was brought to the hospital, while the baby was brought back to the police station. The child's mother picked the boy up there.

Witnesses told WPXI that the man's lap was littered with heroin needles and stamp bags.

Police attributed the overdose to a very lethal batch of heroin laced with fentanyl circulating the North Braddock area.

This is not the first case where a child was endangered because of an overdose. In September, a graphic photo of two adults overdosing from heroin in their car with a 4-year-old boy in the back seat in Ohio brought national attention to the issue.

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