MEDIA CONTACTAllan Urlis, APR, Department of Health and Human Services, (402) 432-1532, email@example.com
(LINCOLN, NE) – The onset of another heat wave combined with the tragic event that occurred recently underscores the importance of taking action to prevent the same thing from happening again.
Nineteen children have died in hot cars nationwide this year, and since 1990, four children have died in hot cars in Nebraska.
More than 1,050 children have died in hot cars nationwide since 1990 and at least another 7,300 survived with varying types and severities of injuries, according to data collected by Kids and Car Safety. Approximately 87 percent of children who die in hot cars are three-years old or younger, and more than half were left behind by parents or caregivers. Twelve percent were left by a childcare provider.
Safety Tips for Parents and Caregivers
Create simple habits to help keep your child safe:
Make sure children cannot get into a parked car:
Hot Car Resources:
For more information, visit https://www.kidsandcars.org/how-kids-get-hurt/heat-stroke/
See three new public service videos informing parents, grandparents, relatives and caregivers about preventing these preventable tragedies.
What To Do if You See a Child Alone in a Vehicle
Child gets into hot car, becomes trapped
Child Unknowingly Left in a Hot Car