Deaths Resulting from Leaving Children Unattended and Unsupervised – Dangers of Hot Cars to Children


In Florida and other warm weather States, children are at risks for serious personal injuries and even death when they are left unattended and unsupervised in a hot car. The temperature in a parked car in the heat of the Spring and Summer months can be overwhelming and deadly to a child. It is estimated that at least 500 children have died as a result of being left in a hot car since 1998. It is quite disturbing that so many lives have been lost and every death was preventable. Whether a child dies or suffers injuries or not, the parent, child care provider, day care worker, and babysitter can still be arrested and charged with abuse and neglect for leaving a child unattended in a vehicle. The fact that a child did not suffer any appreciable harm is not an excuse for putting a child at risk. Yes, people can be forgetful and rarely does a parent knowingly and willingly want to put a child at risk. Some parents and child caregivers just do not appreciate the risks of injury and death when leaving a child unattended in a hot vehicle. See Children Left in Hot Cars Dying in Record Numbers.

If a child has been injured as a result of the negligence or fault of another person, a parent can be quite challenged and stressed by the medical bills, medical treatment, insurance issues, and other matters. The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know has chapters on Damages / Compensation, Medical Bills, Day Care Injuries, Playground Injuries, School Injuries, Automobile Accidents, and other topics. You can receive a Free Child Injury Book at Free Book for Parents of Injured Children. The book is also available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the Apple iBookstore for $4.99.

The health, safety, and welfare of the child should always be the number one priority. By doing so, many incidents of personal injury and death can be avoided / prevented.

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