Four children have died in hot cars across the nation in the last week, bringing the number of child vehicular heatstroke deaths in 2016 to 23. That's just two fewer than ALL of these types of fatalities in 2016, and an especially tragic number, considering these terrible deaths are 100% preventable.
All day on Sunday, July 31, 2016, AskPatty will be joining KidsandCars.org and NHTSA in a national day-long social media campaign to share messages with the hashtags #NoMoHeatStroke #heatstrokekills #checkforbaby to raise awareness of the dangers of heatstroke.
As of July 25, 23 children have died in 2016 as a result of vehicular heatstroke, and we're only halfway through the year. In 2015, 25 children died in hot cars, the lowest number in more than ten years; more than 30 died in 2014, and 44 died in 2013, according to KidsandCars.org. Please watch our Twitter and Facebook feeds to share these messages yourself.