Nineteen children this year have died after overheating in hot cars, the most deaths in the first half of a year since researchers began tracking such deaths in 1998.
Seven children died during the week of June 13, says Jan Null, an adjunct professor at San Francisco State University, who has recorded 464 heat-related deaths in children in the past 12 years.
How is this even possible? How can you forget that your baby or your toddler is in the backseat? Do parents or caregivers get so busy that they actually forget that they put them in the backseat to start with?
Please, please, please, check your backseats when you get out of the vehicle.
These deaths are preventable.