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.
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
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
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