Despite Parents Knowing the Danger, Children Dying in Hot Cars Has Already Tripled This Year

It's the worst part of the Summer months: the steady news reports of children being left in cars and dying from the heat.

Yet despite these dreaded reports, children continue to tragically die because their parents forgot them in their car seats. Even though it is still early in the season, nearly three times as many children have already died in hot cars this year as compared to the same time last year.

According to the National Safety Council, the death toll for 2016 has risen to an upsetting 11 children after an 8-month-old girl passed away last week. Last year was a more hopeful year with a total of 24 deaths compared to an average of 37 since 1998, and four by this time in June. However, despite the increased media coverage and widespread knowledge making parents more aware of this danger, children are still suffering.

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