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The Science: Memory Failure

Research and reports compiled on children who die in hot cars and how loving parents could forget a baby in the back seat.


Fatal Distraction Chase Harrison

Pulitzer Prize winning article by Gene Weingarten, The Washington Post 

The defendant was an immense man, well over 300 pounds, but in the gravity of his sorrow and shame he seemed larger still. He hunched forward in the sturdy wooden armchair that barely contained him, sobbing softly into tissue after tissue, a leg bouncing nervously under the table. Read More



Children dying in hot cars: a tragedy that can be prevented

children dying in cars, a tragedy that can be prevented

The recent deaths of twins in the backseat of their father’s car is yet another reminder of how tragedies can occur when the brain goes into an autopilot mode and loses awareness of crucial events. Read More  

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When a child dies of heatstroke after a parent or caretaker unknowingly leaves the child in a car: How does it happen and is it a crime? 

dr. david diamond


Dr. David Diamond

The tragic loss of Bryce Balfour’s life represents an epidemic of children who have died or suffered organ damage from heatstroke when parents or caretakers have left them in a car that has become intolerably hot in response to heat exposure. Read More





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