Look before you lock: Never leave a child alone in a car – for even just a few moments
Every year children die of heatstroke while unattended in vehicles. One life lost is too many, and the number of “near misses” or children rescued before fatality is significantly higher. Young children are particularly at risk because their bodies can heat up 3 to 5 times faster than adults.
Heatstroke, or hyperthermia, is a life-threatening condition where the child’s temperature rises to 104 degrees, causing delirium, convulsions, coma, and death.