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Important Message from Sheriff – Don’t Leave Children Unattended in the Vehicle During Holiday Shopping or Any Other Time

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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The Sheriff of Saginaw County issued a simple but very important message to parents this holiday season and at all other times of the year: Dont’ leave a child unattended in a vehicle. It does not matter if child is left for a short time period or long time period. Absent an emergency situation, there just is no good reason to leave a child unattended in a vehicle. The dangers to a child left unattended in a vehicle are plentiful and include but are not limited to: hypertermia, hypothermia, abduction, strangulation, choking, and wandering away. Saginaw County Sheriff William L. Federspiel wants parents to stop the bad habit or dangerous act of leaving children and infants unattended in vehicles. Federspiel points out that there is a Michigan law in place that give law enforcement the power to fine and / or arrest parents who leave a child under the age of 6 years old in a vehicle which poses an unreasonable risk of harm or injury to the child. See Saginaw Sheriff Encourages Parents to Avoid Leaving Children in Vehicle Unattended this Holiday Season.