National Heatstroke Prevention Day reminds parents to ‘double-check’ and protect their children

The danger is evident through the presence of a doll, car seat, and thermometer.

Amy Jacobs from the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) acknowledges that leaving a child unattended in a hot car or van is something she would never do. However, she also acknowledges that unfortunately, it does happen.

Leaving a child in the back seat by accident or leaving the car unlocked, allowing a child to crawl inside.

The temperature soared on a scorching day in the low 80s, rapidly climbing to a staggering 111 degrees within just 25 minutes.

According to Allen Poole of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS), children’s body temperature rises 3 to 5 times faster than that of adults.

As summer continues to heat up, safety officials are expressing heightened concern for good reason.

Every year in the United States, an average of 40 children tragically lose their lives due to being left in hot cars. This year in Georgia alone, nine children have already been discovered in such dangerous situations, but thankfully, they were rescued in time.

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