As the middle of the summer approaches, hot cars can become deadly for both children and pets trapped inside in as little as an hour.
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Since 1990, more than 1,000 children have died after being left in hot cars, according to the advocacy group Kids and Car Safety. On average, 38 kids die every year in hot cars. At least 10 children have died so far this year.
Most hot car deaths happen because someone forgets there’s a child in the car, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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