Monday, 08 September 2014 16:37

Deaths of Children In Hot Cars Not An Issue of Neglect

On the final day of August 2014 — the hottest day of the month, at 90 degrees in the early afternoon — a little girl was found unresponsive in a car seat in a vehicle parked in the driveway of a southeast Roanoke, VA, residence.

At this point, city police and Donald Caldwell, Roanoke commonwealth’s attorney, say it appears to have been an accident.

The investigation is continuing and the parents are cooperating with investigators, Caldwell said. A report from the Roanoke medical examiner’s office, including the cause and manner of the 2-year-old girl’s death, has not been released.

Dozens of children die in hot cars every year, which the automobile industry and car safety organizations say can be prevented. But those organizations and other experts say education can only go so far solve a problem that most of the time is the result of the brain’s unfortunate error.

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