18 Aug '12, 3am

8 Little Children Die In Locked Cars in One Week

In just the first week of August, eight children have died after being left in hot cars. ABC News reports that a total of 23 children in 14 states have died this year of hyperthermia. In some cases, parents are facing criminal charges of endangerment for leaving a child in a locked car. About 40 children die after being left in locked cars every year, says the organization Kids and Cars . Safe Kids Worldwide says that the temperature in a car can rise 20 degrees in only ten minutes, and that kids heat up three to five times faster than parents. Two children aged one year and two weeks were rescued from a hot parked car in Cudahy, California, on August 11. They were lucky: People saw them and called 911, on a 92 degree day when the temperature inside the car must have been 110 degrees. As a parent, I feel wrenched hearing about these children and the suffering they must hav...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/8-little-children-die-in-lock...

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