Garrett’s Blog: 2 More Kids Die in Hot Cars; Nationally 15 Dead This Summer


Over the last few days, 2 more kids have died in hot cars and 2 more were rescued.

  • A 3-year-old climbed into the trunk of a car in South Carolina & died on July 2nd
  • A 2-year-old was pronounced dead in El Paso, TX, yesterday, July 6th.
  • A 2-year-old was saved by rescuers in Long, Island, NY after parents left her in the car while they went shopping, both have been arrested.
  • A 15-month-old was rescued in Tennessee after parents left her in the car while they went grocery shopping, both parents have been arrested.


This map is from the Geosciences Department at San Francisco State University. The university keeps track of statistics and incidence and has published their research in the American Academy of Pediatrics Journal. You can read their research here: San Francisco State University Paper.

2013 cases

The above map shows the fatalities from 2013.

Nationally, the death toll stands at 15. In an average year, 38 children are killed. Last year, there were 44 kids who died from heatstroke from being left in hot cars.

It just keeps happening.



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