By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Over this summer, there have been many reported deaths, injuries, and incidents involving children left in cars by parents, caregivers, and day care centers. The New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers and the Department of Children and Families are partnering to promote a child safety awareness program of the dangers of leaving a child unattended in a vehicle. The theme of the program is “Not Even for a Minute”. This is a great phrase to use and actually very practical advice. Be consistent and diligent with your children. Always supervise them and do not leave them alone in a vehicle. When unsupervised or unattended in a vehicle, a child can suffer injuries related to hyperthermia (extreme heat), hypothermia (extreme cold), strangulation (by seatbelts, power windows or other objects), choking (small objects including coins), and other injuries. You can read more about the New Jersey safety awareness program at New Jersey Automobile Retailer Group to Promote Child Safety Awareness.