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Frequency of Children Left in Child Care / Day Care Vans in Virginia

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


In Virginia and other states, day care workers, child care workers, bus driver, and school employees have failed to follow proper and appropriate safety precautions in removing children from vehicles during times of extreme heat or extreme cold. A small children should never be left unattended in a vehicle no mattewr the temperature outside. It is the extreme temperatures among other causes that can lead to serious personal injuries or death for a child left unattended in a vehicle. A recent article – Day Care Vehicle Incidents Are Not Uncommon – published in the Richmond Times Dispatch Newspaper reported on incidents in which a child was left unattended in a day care vehicle. Working parents in Virginia rely on day care centers to provide for the health, safety and well being of their children. Children should be properly supervised at all time.

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