Since 1992, there have been 90 fatalities due to leaving children in vehicles. Did you know that Florida ranks the second highest in the nation for all heat-related deaths of children left in automobiles? Last week, in Miami-Dade, a one-year-old boy died after being left in a parked car in a shopping plaza where temperatures were in the 80’s. In 2018, this is the first U.S. child to be reported dead after a heatstroke in a vehicle. Incidents like these are preventable and we must take care of our future generation to ensure they have the best life they deserve.
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