(Philadelphia, PA) - Today is the first day of summer and already this year there have been 16 confirmed child vehicular heatstroke deaths in the United States. Every year on average, 37 children die in hot cars in our country. Last year 43 young children died.
These tragedies are predictable and preventable.
KidsAndCars.org president and founder Janette Fennell said, “We know there are families all across America right now holding their precious babies, unaware that they will lose them in a hot car this summer. But, these children don’t have to die. Parents and caregivers have the power to make sure that this doesn’t happen to them.”
KidsAndCars.org is urging parents to implement the “Look Before You Lock” safety checklist that provides simple tips for parents to protect their child.