Beat the heat, check the back seat

With the summer heat in full swing, never leave a child alone in a hot car, even briefly. Valley News/ photo
The San Diego Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a 911 call early Thursday, June 13, and found a baby girl unresponsive in an SUV outside of a home. Investigators said the infant was left in the hot vehicle for several hours.With hot weather comes a special kind of danger. Our cars can turn into death traps, with temperatures rising 20 degrees in as little as 10 minutes. And every summer, people read about children dying when they are trapped in hot cars – whether because the driver forgot the child was there or because the child got into an unlocked car without any adult knowing it happened. Within minutes, they can be in danger.These deaths are tragic and heartbreaking. They’re also completely preventable.As the dog days of summer approach, it’s a good time to
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