Child fatalities due to hot cars increasing

Every year on average there are approximately 37 deaths due to children being left in hot cars. This year, there have already been 18 fatalities from hyperthermia or heat stroke. This number is higher than previous years and we are not even into July which historically has the highest numbers of deaths.

Some of the hotter states have had multiple child fatalities so far this year. There have been six child deaths in Texas, two in Tennessee and two in Missouri.

Inside temperatures in motor vehicles can easily rise to 140 degrees or more in a short time.

Some hyperthermia deaths have been caused when parent inadvertently leave their small child strapped into a rear child seat. Other deaths have been caused when children climb into a vehicle to play and get locked in.

Safety Tips

  • Never leave child in an unattended vehicle
  • Never allow kids to play in or around cars and trucks,
  • Lock your vehicle so children can not climb inside.

This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents and the family of those killed. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages.

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