Spring Proves Deadly for Hot Car Accidents

by Carmen Dellutri on June 20, 2013

Fort Myers injury attorneyChild deaths in hot cars are already breaking records this year. Tragically, the eight heatstroke deaths last month nearly doubled the average for May, according to the advocacy group Kidsandcars.org.

Below are the hot car accidents in just one 16-day period:

  • A girl, 5 months, died May 10 in El Paso, Texas, after her mother, a high school teacher, unknowingly left her behind in her SUV.
  • A boy, 4, died May 15 in Transylvania County, N.C., after his grandmother forgot to drop him off at daycare.
  • A boy, 11 months, died May 16 in Miami, Fla., died after being left behind in his mother's car.
  • A girl, 1, died May 17 in Dallas, Texas, after her mother, an elementary school teacher, unknowingly left her behind in her vehicle.
  • A boy, 1, died May 24 in Corpus Christi, Texas, after his uncle forgot to drop him off at daycare.
  • A boy, 18 months, and girl, 2 months died May 26 in Glen Allen, Va., when they were left in the car while the mother was at work

As we have previously highlighted on this Florida Injury Blog, these accidents are preventable. Tips include putting something in the back seat, such as a cell phone, purse or work badge, so you have to open the back door when leaving the vehicle. Parents and caregivers should also ask babysitters or childcare providers to call you within 10 minutes if your child hasn't arrived on time.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Port Charlotte accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Port Charlotte injury attorneys for a free consultation.


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