U.S. On Record Pace for Child Deaths In Hot Cars

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There has been 28 deaths already, and it’s still early in the summer. Another child has lost it’s life in a hot car. 

The victim was accidentally left in a vehicle in Houston. It’s the states first hot car child death this year. Last year at this time the U.S. had less than ten deaths. kidsandcars.org says that tragically about 50 kids die of heat exhaustion each year in the U.S. 

We are on currently on a record pace for child deaths in hot cars. That serves as a reminder for all of us to never leave a child in a hot car. Use little reminders to make sure a tragedy doesn’t happen. 

“Something we all love is our cellphone, so another tip is to leave the cellphone in the backseat with the baby. That way as soon as we figure out our cellphone is missing, we’ll come back and see that child.” Said Monica O’Kane a TXDOT spokesperson.

A stuffed animal placed in the front of the car can also help a parent remember a child is in the backseat. 

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