Preventing Hot Car Deaths: 6 Facts & Tips for Parents

by: Erin Dower
Every year, between 30 and 50 children in the U.S. die from overheating in a vehicle. Most of those deaths are the result of a parent or caregiver forgetting a child — usually a sleeping baby or toddler — in the car on a warm or hot day. You might wonder how a parent can be so absent-minded, but news reports show that it can happen to doting and diligent moms and dads. Learn more facts and prevention tips to safeguard your child from suffering hyperthermia or heatstroke in a vehicle, or "hot car death."