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Posted: Thursday, April 3rd 2014 at 1:29pm

Warm weather reminder: Never leave a child alone in a car

By Staff
EMAIL STORY CONTACT EDITOR PRINT
GAINESVILLE - Spring is here and with temperatures beginning to climb Safe Kids Gainesville-Hall County has issued a reminder that children are at risk of serious injury or death from heatstroke if left inside a car or other motor vehicle.

Very often a parent or other adult will forget that a child is even in a vehicle because the youngster is sleeping so peacefully. It can also be tempting to leave a baby alone in a car while making a quick run into a store. But, according to Mohak Dave’, MD, Emergency Department Medical Director at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, "young children are particularly at risk, as their bodies heat up three to five times faster than an adult’s. These tragedies are
completely preventable".

This week in Phoenix, Az., a woman was arrested for leaving her two
children (ages 6 months and 2 years) locked in a parked car while she
attended a job interview. The temperature in Phoenix was almost 80
degrees and she left her children at risk for serious injury or death of
heatstroke or even abduction.
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