Summer is nearly over, but high temperatures and heat advisories are still
with us here in the Ozarks. Our Springfield
personal injury lawyers want to remind you to take precautions to prevent heatstroke and
hot car deaths in children - not just during the summer months, but all
year round. Recently, national media outlets reported the tragic death
of a 22-month old Georgia boy who was left in a vehicle by his father.
After authorities investigated, they determined the father's actions
were deliberate. The father, Justin Ross Harris, has since been
indicted on three murder charges and seven other offenses.
Of course, the vast majority of hot car deaths are not caused by parents
who intend to do harm to their children. Sadly, most cases of vehicle-related
hyperthermia are accidental, and they're disturbingly common - this
year alone, 26 children have died nationwide. In this post, we discuss
some important facts about hot car deaths and provide a few simple tips
to help you keep your children safe.
Facts about hot car deaths: What Missouri parents and caregivers need to know