By Jonathan Safran, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In the Winter months, it is very dangerous and risky to leave a small child unattended in a vehicle. In States like Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, and other cold weather states, Winter brings the risks associated with hypothermia. In some instances, a child can die from the effects and complications from hypothermia. Because of these risks as well as the risks of abduction, strangulation, and other dangers of being left alone in a car, it can be a crime to leave a child unattended in a vehicle. It was recently reported that a 21 month old was found locked in a car in Green Bay, Wisconsin outside of a bar. Fortunately, the child was found by law enforcement and did not suffer any serious or permanent injuries from being left unattended in the vehicle. Of course, with more time and other complications, the situation could have been deadly for this child. You can read more about this story at Child Found Locked in Vehicle at Green Bay Wisconsin Bar.
Supervise children at all times and never ever leave a child unattended in a vehicle.