Each year, our Sacramento car accident attorneys remind parents and caregivers about the dangers of vehicular heatstroke. Sadly, five children have lost their lives as of June 25 in hot car deaths this year. Hot car deaths claim the lives of approximately 39 children each year in the United States. Fifty-two children have died from heatstroke in vehicles in California since 1998.
We are almost at the end of 2019. As we look toward a new year, we want to wish everyone a happy and safe New Year. With that in mind, we would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of a few simple tips that can help you increase your health and wellbeing in 2020.
As you are gearing up for a great Halloween in Sacramento this year, it is important to remember the dangers associated with trick-or-treating. Many people are focused on ensuring the candy and treats their children receive are safe to consume. While checking candy and accepting treats from trusted sources is extremely important, it is also important to be aware of the dangers of pedestrian accidents on Halloween.
Some schools may already be back in session while others may begin in just a few weeks. Regardless of whether you have school-age children, it is important to recognize that back-to-school time creates an increased risk of pedestrian accidents in school zones, near schools, and near school bus stops. Young children may be walking to school or riding the bus for the first time. Even though parents educate their children about traffic dangers, children do not always remember those lessons. Children also do not fully understand the dangers posed by vehicles.
The stories are heartbreaking. A parent or caregiver left a child in a vehicle by accident, or a child was able to get into a car without a parent’s knowledge. The heat in the car quickly rises, which can cause the death of the child. Hot car deaths throughout the United States are a serious matter that needs to be discussed and addressed.