The Fourth Child Has Died From Being Left in a Hot Car in the U.S. - Tips From ER Doctor on How to Prevent These Tragedies This Summer


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The fourth child has died this year from being left in a hot car. Unfortunately, no one is immune to this kind of tragedy.

Some tips from Dr. Ross Tobleman, MD, Emergency Medicine Physician at Scott & White Hospital - Round Rock:

· A: Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you’re not in it so kids don’t get in on their own.

· C: Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child such as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination. This is especially important if you’re not following your normal routine.

· T: Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.


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