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7 Children Dead After Being Left In Hot Vehicle

Posted by Sandra On August - 7 - 2012

Seven children in 4 states die after being left in hot cars

The five-day period from August 2 – 6 brought tragedy to families in Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida and New Mexico as 7 children died of heat stroke after being left in hot vehicles. According to KidsAndCars.org, a national nonprofit child safety organization working to prevent injuries and deaths of children in and around motor vehicles, the 7 heat stroke deaths recorded were:

  • On Aug. 2 in Smyrna, Tenn., a boy, 3, and girl, 2, died after being left in their mother’s vehicle.
  • On Aug. 2 in Tamarac, Fla., a boy, 4, died after being left behind in a daycare van.
  • On Aug. 3 in Springdale, Ark., a boy, 2, died after being left in his great-grandparents’ vehicle.
  • On Aug. 3 in Newport, Ark., a girl, 16 months, died in a hot vehicle.
  • On Aug. 4 in Benton County, Ark., a boy, 3, died after getting into a vehicle and not being able to escape.
  • On Aug. 6 in Albuquerque, N.M., a boy, 2, died after being left in a daycare parking lot.

By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
Educate Yourself--Learn the Facts--It may Just Save a Child's Life!!

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