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9/23/2019 - Too Many Children Are Dying in Hot Cars
Help! Too Many Children Are Dying in Hot Cars Tips for Keeping Kids Safe Children dying from heatstroke in cars, either because they were left or became trapped, have reached a record number. In 2018, 53 children lost their lives — the most in more than 20 years. This year, there have been more than 40 such deaths, according to Jan Null, who tracks the incidents through NoHeatstroke.org.
More than half of vehicular heatstroke cases from 1998 to 2018 were because an adult forgot about a child, Null found. Among the trends he discovered in these incidents:
- About 44% of the time,