That was my 1st thought too. I had to read far into the story to find out that out that for whatever reason be it reasonable or not she might have been afraid that the car would run out of gas. I would imagine before she went out to the car she was probably given a time frame for how long it would take. I've made some bad mistakes in my life assuming that someone would have the common sense to do this or that So I am no person to judge him for not making sure that she knew to keep the car running. He probably just assumed. I'm fairly exposed to incidents and accidents. Most of them have 2 or 3 different different aspects that come into play before they really result in something serious. That seems to be the case here and bottom line it's just unfortunate. Had the rules not been in place or there had been some reasoning with the hospital about their visitation policy and provided an exception for something as serious as a blood transfusion This would have never occurredUh... why didn't she turn on the car? Seems there's more to the story here. If she was incapable of turning on the car, then it sounds like neglect on someone else's part in leaving her by herself like that. Tragedy to be sure.