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Warm Temps. Are Dangerous For Kids Left In Cars

Posted at 6:48 PM, May 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-24 20:23:34-04
We consider them the most precious of cargo and yet every year, in every state children are getting left behind inside of hot cars creating deadly situations.
 
"It makes you sick to your stomach to think that it's going to happen again," says Amber Anbreasan with the organization KidsAndCars.org.
 
On Monday two infant children were rescued from a car in South Nashville after police say their parents left them while they went into a pawn store. The children were in the car for 20 minutes as the temperature outside pushed 85 degrees, fortunately both were rescued without being injured. 
 
 "A child's body temperature rises three to five times fast than an adults, it doesn't have to be a 95 degree day outside for a child to die from heat stroke," Anbreasan says.
 
"This is something that could happen to anybody," she adds.
 
To prevent another tragedy Amber wants parents to leave small reminders in their back seats.
 
"Employee badge, laptop, something you would have to use throughout your day in that back seat so you have to open the door to get it," she says.
 
Because to her one child dying inside of a hot car is one too many.
 
For more information visit: http://www.kidsandcars.org/