As Temperatures Rise in Texas, So Do Hot-car Deaths

Texas doesn't want to be No. 1 in the nation when it comes to hot-car deaths. But the Lone Star State currently leads the nation with seven children's heatstroke deaths this year, matching the state's total in all of 2016, according to noheatstroke.org. The 2017 numbers include two Weatherford siblings who died in May when their mother left them in a hot car, and a Fort Worth 3-year-old who died in June after crawling into a vehicle.According to Lorrie Walker, technical adviser and training manager at Safe Kids Worldwide, a children's safety advocacy group, all of the deaths were "totally preventable."“This is a mistake,” Walker said. “This is not something people intentionally do. It’s a huge tragedy all the way around.”  Continue reading...

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