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What are the Dangers of Leaving a Child Unattended in a Day Care Center / School Bus or Van?

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


What are the dangers of leaving a child unattended in a day care or school van or bus? During the school year as well as summer months, children are transported by day care center and school vans and buses. While there are many dangers of transportation and in of itself in the form of automobile and school bus accidents, there are other dangers which are associated with leaving a child unattended in a day care center van or bus.

During hot summer months as well as hot spring months, a child, who is left unattended in a bus or van, is put at risk for hyperthermia. Many day care center / school staff members as well as drivers and attendants do not realize of the dangers of leaving a child unattended in the vehicle even for a few minutes. The temperature in a vehicle is typically warmer than it is outside. During just a few brief minutes, a child can sustain serious personal injuries and even die as a result of being left unattended vehicle. Because of these dangers and risk, it is vital that day care and school staff members take steps to make sure that all children are removed from the vehicle. Tragically, many children lose their lives every year as a result of being left unattended in a day care center / school buses or vans. The loss or death of a child is something that has a ripple effect through the family neighborhood community school and church.

The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on School Injuries, Day Care Center Injuries, Automobile Accidents, Medical Bills and Treatment, and other topics. You can get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury. If a child has been injured due the negligent acts of a day care center or school, it is important to consult with a Child Injury Lawyer for advice, consultation, and legal representation.

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