Hot car death season in the US is underway. What can be done to save children?

May 23, 2023

Terry Collins, USA TODAY, May 19, 2023 Several seconds of silence overcame Janette Fennell when asked about the nation’s latest hot car death involving a child earlier this week. A 2-year-old girl was found unresponsive after being left in a car for about 14 hours outside her parents’ home Tuesday in Prosperity, Florida, authorities said. Deputies reportedly noticed that […]

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Safety advocates push feds, automakers to do more to prevent hot car deaths

May 8, 2023

Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, May 5, 2023 In a matter of hours, Laura Beck’s life changed forever. In June, she lost her son and husband in a manner that almost defies understanding. Her son, Anderson, died of heatstroke after being left in a vehicle, and her husband, Aaron, took his own life in […]

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Virginia mom fights for change after toddler’s hot car death

May 2, 2023

In June 2022, Laura Beck lost her son, Anderson, to a hot car death, followed by the death of her husband, Aaron, who took his own life upon discovering their son in his back seat. By Chris Oberholtz Source FOX Weather, Published May 2, 2023 11:03am EDT Anderson Beck was the whole world to his mom and […]

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Carjackers Steal More Cars — Many With Kids Still Inside

February 28, 2023

Last year, 264 children were left unattended in vehicles that were carjacked. Car thefts are up since 200, and so are juvenile carjackers. Beth Dalbey,Patch Staff Carjackers know the places people feel safe leaving their cars running, said Amber Rollins of Kids and Car Safety. The national nonprofit says at least 32 cars have been […]

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Tell Automakers: Fix front-end blind zones!

December 9, 2022

Pickup trucks and SUVs dominate our roadways. And as these vehicles grow in popularity and size, so does the risk to people around them – when drivers unknowingly hit people directly in front of them because of blindzones just past the hood. The auto industry has the ability to tackle this glaring problem with lower […]

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An ongoing problem: How to prevent frontover accidents

November 28, 2022

NewsNov 17, 2022 / 08:58 PM EST Frontovers aren’t often talked about, and many drivers aren’t even aware of the problem, but data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that it’s a big problem, especially among children.

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Texas Family Warns of Driveway and Blind Zone Dangers

September 14, 2022

By Diana Zoga • Published September 13, 2022 • Updated on September 13, 2022 at 10:55 pm     The NBC 5 Responds team is shedding light on a blind zone in front of many popular vehicles. A Texas mom said it lead to devastating consequences for her family. Read on for their story and what safety advocates want drivers to know. “IT […]

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Federal Agency to Review ‘Frontover’ Blind Zone Crashes After I-Team Report

August 31, 2022

Susan Hogan, News4 Consumer Investigative Reporter, Rick Yarborough, Steve Jones, Lance Ing and Jeff Piper – Yesterday 2:15 PM The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has agreed to review “frontover” crashes following an investigation by the News4 I-Team. 18249810350-1080pnbcstations© Provided by NBC Washington D.C. In July, the I-Team profiled the tragic story of a Virginia family who lost their […]

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My child died in a hot car. What his legacy has taught me about love and forgiveness.

Lindsey Rogers-Seitz Mon, August 29, 2022 at 12:41 PM·5 min read The day I lost everything, I was sitting at a round table with a black Bible facing me, surrounded by a mass of doctors in white coats, nurses and police officers. I understood, as police officers walked me down the long hallway where the living […]

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Parents who lost children in hot car tragedies find comfort in grief support

August 25, 2022

By: Liz Gold Posted at 1:52 PM, Aug 24, 2022   and last updated 5:58 AM, Aug 25, 2022 The deaths of four children in hot cars within one week this month have brought new attention to the tragedy and the support available for families. It’s a tragedy the Crapo family knows too well. On a Sunday afternoon […]

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