Editorial - "Preventable" - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Editorial - "Preventable"

Posted: Updated:
  • EditorialsMore>>

  • Editorial: "Disgrace"

    Editorial: "Disgrace"

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:20:04 GMT
    The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System is broken. The revelations that have come to light this month alone boggle the mind and demand immediate action. Reports of thousands of manipulated andMore >>
    The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System is broken. The revelations that have come to light this month alone boggle the mind and demand immediate action. Reports of thousands of manipulated andMore >>
  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Don't Give Up"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Don't Give Up"

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:20:09 GMT
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on the suicide of Robin Williams and the role depression played in his and most all suicides lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News stationMore >>
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on the suicide of Robin Williams and the role depression played in his and most all suicides lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:More >>
  • Editorial: "Don't Give Up"

    Editorial: "Don't Give Up"

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:20:07 GMT
    According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control, 39,518 Americans committed suicide in 2011 making suicide the 10th leading cause of death in our country.  Putting this number into perspective,More >>
    This week a high profile American actor and comedian, Robin Williams, took his own life.  The conversation following the loss is one of sadness, empathy, surprise and concern.  It's a conversation centering on his battles with depression and the primary impact it appeared to have played in his last days.More >>
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.

Copyright 2013 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow