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Summer Safety: Kids and Hot Cars Don't Mix

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 14th, 2010 4:00pm

It's that time of the year again. Warm summer temps make going to the pool, beach and parks a lot of fun. But those higher temps can be deadly inside a parked car. So far this year, twenty child deaths can be attributed to heat stroke (hyperthermia) from being left in a hot vehicle. About half of the deaths over the last ten years can be attributed to a caregiver forgetting the child in the car. Another third is from kids playing in an ...


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Hyperthermia Is Still a Real Threat For Our Children

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 2nd, 2008 1:52pm

In the Houston area, a grand jury is considering whether or not it will charge the grandmother of a 3-year-old boy who died from being left in a car all day. Actually, 10 hours. The grandmother was supposed to take the boy to day care, but forgot and left him in the car. When she was leaving work, she realized she had left him in the car and dialed 911. Temperatures in the area reached a high of 94 degrees that day. I cannot ...


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