By Michael P. Healy, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a consumer advisory as to hyperthermia and the dangers of leaving children in hot vehicles over the summer. Hyperthermia is also a danger in warm weather States throughout the year including Florida, Georgia, California, Hawaii, and other States. Parents and caregivers for many reasons should not leave children unattended in a vehicle due to the dangers of hyperthermia and the risk of injuries. The NHTSA warns that even 10 minutes can be enough to put a child in a deadly environment in a hot car over summer and warm weather months. Hyperthermia (heat stroke) is the leading cause of death in children in non crash vehicle deaths in the United States . Non crash vehicle deaths and injuries result from hyperthermia, strangulation by power windows, and carbon monoxide poisoning from a running vehicle. You can read more about the dangers of leaving a child unattended in a vehicle at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Website.