By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Summer is a wonderful time for children to explore, to be active, and to get some further education. For working parents, summer time is just another 3 months of work. As such, working parents rely upon day care centers and summer camps to provide for the care and safety of their children. There are serious risks and dangers that present themselves during summer. Namely, there are risks of serious personal injuries and even death when a child is left in a school bus or day care center van for even just a few minutes. There should be no such thing as running a quick errand as a child remains in a school bus or day care center van unattended without any air conditioning. Furthermore, there should be no such thing or story of a child mistakenly left on a school bus or van in the summer or any other time of the year. With the heat of summer, there are greater risks for hyperthermia which, in turn, can cause serious personal injuries and even the death of a young child. Tragically, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, it appears that a child died as a result of hyperthermia as a result of being left in a day care center vehicle. It was reported that the 22 month old child was left in the vehicle for about 2 hours or so. A day care center employee was asked to lie to the local authorities as to the situation and circumstances where the child was found. While the day care center operator had experience working with children, her license had expired. You can read more about this horrible event at – 22 Month Old Child Dies After Being Left in Day Care Center Vehicle.