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Blind spots in vans may cause caretakers to leave children behind

May 13, 2014

5/13/2014 KSHB 41 Action News – Melissa Yeager KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tanya Harris still remembers almost passing out when her son’s child care center called her to tell her to go to Children’s Mercy Hospital on May 17, 2013. Learn more: 2014-05-13-kshb-childcare-amber

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Abigail’s legacy: Pelham mom gets backup camera legislation passed 4 years after daughter’s death

May 12, 2014

5/12/2014 AL.com – Martin Reed It started out as any other day for mother Brandy Dahlen and her family. Then it was anything but. Learn more: 2014-05-12-al.com-dahlen-rvs    

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Mother works to educate parents about risk of driveway backovers

May 2, 2014

5/5/2014 KMBC Chanel 9 News – Scott McDonnell “Casey Jordan’s daughter Skye was a toddler when a vehicle backed over her in the driveway. The girl had just been dropped off, and she was behind it when the truck pulled out. Her injuries were so extensive that doctors gave her just a 5 percent chance […]

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Children left alone in casino lots

May 1, 2014

5/1/2014 Fox19 Investigates WXIX-TV – Hagit Limor FOX19 Investigates has found reports of adults who left unattended children in local casino garages, then went inside to gamble. We reviewed police reports and state records and uncovered disturbing accounts of Tri-State parents who left children alone in vehicles, sometimes for hours. The incidents happened at the […]

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12 years after son’s tragic death Father wins battle for rearview cameras

April 4, 2014

4/4/2014 Oyster Bay Guardian – Laura Lane Greg’s life changed dramatically after the accident. He became relentlessly committed to ensuring that what happened to his little boy would never happen again. Three months after Cameron’s tragic death, Greg began his crusade to change the way cars are manufactured. “I decided to take my grief and […]

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IT COULD HAVE BEEN ME

March 18, 2014

3/18/2014 Mommy Blog – Kelly As summer approaches, and as a wake-up call to benefit the rest of us, we should all examine our potential to make an innocent yet catastrophic error. Learn more: 2014-04-18-mommyblog-heat-itcouldhavebeenme

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Infant dies in San Jose after being left in car

3/18/2014 The San Francisco Chronicle – Vivian Ho and Kale Williams A 9-month-old boy died in San Jose when his father, after forgetting to drop him off with a babysitter, left him in his car seat as he worked all day, only to return to the vehicle and find the child unconscious, authorities said. Learn […]

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The ANEIROS Vehicle Child Seat System Could Save Lives Of Kids Who Are Left In Hot Cars

3/18/2014 The Huffington Post – Mandy Velez Here’s an unsettling statistic: An average of 38 children who are left in hot cars die every year. Now, an inventor aims to eliminate those tragedies altogether. Learn more: 2014-03-18-huffington-post-aneiros-heat

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TN law protects rescuers of unattended kids in cars

March 16, 2014

3/16/2014 The Tennessean – Tony Gonzalez Tennesseans who break into vehicles to rescue endangered children — as when temperatures rise — will be protected from paying for damage costs.  

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Children die from heat stroke due to being left alone in a vehicle

March 12, 2014

3/12/2014 Examiner.com A video is circulating on Facebook that every mother needs to see. It plays out the real life danger of leaving a child unattended in a vehicle. The sad thing is that many people simply do not think this could ever happen to them. They could not be more wrong, and the misconception […]

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