July 29, 2019
It may seem difficult to believe, but an average of 38 kids die every year in the United States due to heatstroke from being left in hot cars. Last year was an especially dangerous year, as 52 children perished in this way. Already this year 21 kids have died according to https://www.kidsandcars.org/how-kids-get-hurt/heat-stroke/
Heatstroke in children can happen quickly, as their bodies are smaller and weigh less, and are more prone to the effects of extreme temperatures. It doesn’t need to be a hot day. When the temperature outside is as low as 60 degrees, the temperature inside a vehicle can reach 110 degrees. If a child’s body temperature reaches 107 degrees, the child will die.