New Report: Leaving Children in Cars Still Leading Cause of Death

By JustMommies staff

You'd think it would be a given and that everyone would know to never, ever leave their children in hot cars --  but it still happens. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a report which reveals that hyperthermia (heat stroke) is the leading cause of death in non-crash related vehicle injuries for children.

Deputy administrator of the NHTSA Ronald Medford explains, "Even with the windows rolled down two inches, it only takes 10 minutes for the inside of a vehicle to reach deadly temperatures on a hot summer day. Children should never be left alone in or around a motor vehicle, not even for a quick errand. Any number of things can go critically wrong in the blink of an eye." Learn more from the HealthDay report here.