Hot car deaths: 7 tips for preventing child deaths in hot cars

Hot car deaths: 7 tips for preventing child deaths in hot cars

6/9/2021 5:00:00 AM

Hot car deaths: 7 tips for preventing child deaths in hot cars

During the worldwide pandemic in 2020, 24 children lost their lives in hot cars.

03:38"For some reason, when people leave their car in the driveway or in the garage, they feel comfortable letting their guard down," Fennell added."You should never leave your vehicle at home unlocked."Hot car death statisticsIn 2018, a record 54 children died of vehicular heatstroke and 53 died in 2019. During the worldwide pandemic in 2020, 25 children lost their lives in hot cars. Two children have died so far in 2021, and nearly 1,000 children have died of vehicular heatstroke since 1990.

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Most of the children are mistakenly forgotten. Some of the children crawl into the car without the parents’ knowledge and get stuck. And, a small percentage of children die because their parents believe it’s safe to leave them.Is it possible to die in a hot car?

Infants and toddlers are most at risk — 87 percent of children who have died in hot cars are under age 3.“It is quite dangerous for children and infants as they don’t have as great of an ability to regulate their temperature,” says Dr. Richard Saladino, chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. “If the outside temperature [is] 90, temperatures [in the car] can increase from 80 degrees to 130 degrees in 10 to 15 minutes.”

RELATED: Hot car deaths: Key facts about safety in the summer months.This heat causes the core body temperature to increase to 106 degrees, leading to heat stoke.“The temperatures rise very quickly, rise to such extremes where the body can no longer compensate,” says Dr. Amy Sniderman, pediatrician at Cleveland Clinic Children’s.


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This should not be published basic common sense Look before you lock Keep something you need in back seat Ask school/daycare to call if child is late/no show Always lock car to keep kids out Put key/Fobs out of child’s reach Now you don’t have to read article - I left off the dumb one Tip 1. Dont have a kid. The End. Great pic of a dead kid Savannah.

That pic is totally classy 🤦🤦 Why does someone need 7 tips? How about people just not leave their kids in a car? I can’t be the only one who finds this story a bit strange.

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