3 children died in one day after being in hot cars

3 children died in one day after being in hot cars

Jacksonville, Florida. Three children died after being in hot cars on Tuesday, including a baby girl in Jacksonville, according to Kids and Car Safety.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said police were called to the scene on Newberry Road near Broward Road in the city’s Northside. Police said an initial investigation shows that the boy’s father came to do some work, parked his car and left his daughter in the car for about an hour before he remembered she was in the back seat, ran to get her, pulled up the baby, started CPR and called 911. Officers said the girl was taken to The hospital where she died.

The deaths of the three safety advocates cry to draw attention to the issue.

“It’s not only preventable, it’s predictable,” said Amber Rollins, director of child and car safety.

Advocates for the nonprofit urge parents and caregivers to exercise extra caution.

“One thing that is really important for people to remember is that it doesn’t have to be 80 or 90 degrees outside for a child to die in a hot car. We documented the deaths in the days when it was in the 60s outside,” Rollins said. The reason for this is that the car behaves like a greenhouse.”

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There were two more cases in which a child died in a hot car on Tuesday, the organization Kids and Car Safety said across the country. In Oneonta, Alabama, according to police, a two-year-old boy was found dead inside a car outside a child care home. And in Houston, Texas, a man was injured, his SUV was stolen with his two-year-old son in the back seat, the car was abandoned, and the child was found dead inside the back seat, according to police.

According to Kids and Car Safety, at least 29 children have died in hot cars nationwide this year.

“The vast majority of the time it’s not abuse or neglect or someone who, you know, doesn’t care about their kids. You know, those people who have this happen to, don’t realize their kid is in the car, they just passed out,” Rollins said.

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There are some safety measures you can take to protect your children even before you start your car.

For example, if you need a key fob to get started, leave it in the back seat of your car next to your child in the car seat. This way you can’t get to the office without coming back and noticing the baby. You can also do this with a laptop, house keys, or a garage door opener.

And as an added line of defense, there’s new technology that attaches to baby car seat belts, connects to your smartphone and watch, and delivers an alert.

“My emergency contact gets an alert within three minutes if I don’t unbuckle his chest,” Rollins explained.

And many automakers such as Kia and Hyundai are putting new smart detection systems on their upgraded models. The National Transportation Safety Board will require this later in all new cars, but Rollins cautions that awareness is the first line of defense.

according to KidsAndCars.org, the majority of hot car deaths involve children left without the knowledge of a loving and responsible parent or caregiver (56%). Additionally, about a quarter (26%) of children who die in hot cars get into the car alone and become trapped.

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