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How to help: 4 things to say to bereaved parents… and one thing NEVER to say

July 7, 2015

What do you say to a mom or dad who has suffered the ultimate heartbreak?

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12 Investigates: Dozens of children injured every week by cars backing up

For Brian and Amanda Bayers, the danger became their reality. “I went flying out the back door basically to see him on the driveway… He had already been hit at that point in time. I had backed over him,” said Brian Bayers.

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Family using tragedy to raise awareness about child heatstroke deaths

July 5, 2015

Since 1998, at least 644 children left in vehicles have died of heatstroke, making it the leading cause of death among non-crash-related vehicular incidents, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Safety Experts Say: Think This Can’t Happen to You? Think Again.

July 1, 2015

Every summer at KidsAndCars.org, we brace ourselves for the rising number of children who will die of heatstroke in vehicles. In the past 20 years, more than 670 U.S. children have lost their lives after unknowingly being left in a vehicle or gaining access to a vehicle on their own.

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Never leave children or pets alone in a car

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Pop-A-Lock — North America’s Largest Locksmith Network — Partners With KidsAndCars.org to Prevent Child Heatstroke Fatalities this Summer

June 29, 2015

As temperatures rise, parents and caregivers must re-double their efforts to ensure no children are left in cars or have access to unlocked cars.

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Hot Car Deaths: Key Facts About Safety in the Summer Months

June 23, 2015

With the start of summer comes a dire warning from safety experts: Hot cars can quickly kill children.

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Prevent child heatstroke in cars. Look before you lock!

June 19, 2015

Far too many children have been inadvertently forgotten in hot vehicles or have gotten into a vehicle on their own. Vehicular heat stroke tragedies change the lives of parents, families, and communities forever. These stories are about children whose lives were lost after becoming trapped inside of a hot vehicle.

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Be wise: Hot-Car deaths happen to good parents, too

June 16, 2015

In fact, according to child safety groups, it consistently and overwhelmingly happens to the most caring and conscientious of parents:

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Mom Shares Story Of Losing Son in Hot Car

It can be a mother’s heartache and a father’s heartbreak. It can be living nightmare for parents, guardians, loving and otherwise responsible people who unknowingly left their child in the backseat of a hot locked car. Lyn Balfour’s life was forever changed on March 30, 2007.

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