NBC Chicago reported the tragic and preventable death of a 96-year-old woman. The vulnerable adult died after two employees left her overnight in a van when temperatures dropped below freezing. According to prosecutors, the employees failed to monitor the woman. She was wheelchair-bound. She needed assistance to escape the bus. The driver needs to check before parking for the night.
The bus driver, Bert Mongreig, even made an entry into the residential center’s log book confirming he had safely returned the woman. The facility’s resident care manager, Navdeep Dhall, knew the woman was not accounted for, but made no effort to try to find her.
The next morning, the staff found her dead on the bus. Mongreig faces two felony counts of criminal neglect of a long-term care resident resulting in death. Police charged Dhall with criminal neglect of a long-term care resident resulting in death and one count of criminal neglect of a long-term care resident.