Prevent Heat Stroke
Washington, D.C. – Warmer weather is approaching and with it the seemingly inevitable news that a child has died from heat stroke while trapped in a vehicle.
It has happened in February with temperatures in the low 70’s. But typically around the Ides of March we hear of the first event of the year — a disturbing, horrific incident of an infant or toddler dying from being trapped in a sweltering car.
The risks and causes of these hyperthermia deaths are well-known, and this tragic mishap occurred 49 times in 2010 — the worst year since records have been kept.