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Editorial - "Preventable"

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

In the last week alone, two Alabama children have lost their lives after being left in a hot car.  These are always tragic and unfortunately for the children, preventable occurrences.

A study by the San Francisco State University provided statistics that revealed 33 U.S. children in 2012 died of a heatstroke related to being left in a hot car.  In this year alone, 21 children have lost their lives needlessly and as I mentioned earlier, two in our state.

Those transporting young children ages 3 to newborn should pay special attention as this study went on to detail that 87% of the children that have died from vehicular heatstroke were ages 3 and younger.  The small child was most likely non-verbal, sleeping and not in line of sight when the parent or guardian exited the vehicle resulting in these unfortunate tragedies.

One child is too many so I encourage everyone to talk about this with your friends and family so not one more innocent life is lost this year in any state.  The more top of mind we can all make getting our children out of cars the better chances we have on stopping the next precious loss of life.

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