Two young children died in separate incidents after being left alone in hot cars Friday in Florida, police said.
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Thirty-seven children die each year as a result of being left in a hot car according to the National Safety Council. Every death seems to prompt a discussion on ways to prevent these tragedies by reminding drivers of their precious backseat cargo.
Vehicular heatstroke. Hyperthermia. The devastating effects of a child being left in a hot car. It's every parent's unfathomable nightmare, yet it happens several times a year.
The official start of summer comes later this month, but already children have died after being left unattended in hot cars, according to the nonprofit National Safety Council, drawing attention to an issue that kills an average of 37 children a year.
According to the safety organization Kids and Cars, an average of 37 children die each year in hot cars.