Children’s and Safe Kids Georgia Team up to Reduce Vehicular Deaths Caused by Heat Stroke

Last year, 49 children in the United States died from heat stroke while left unattended in vehicles – making it the worst year on record. This is a significant health concern because there are an estimated 250,000 cases of children trapped in cars every month, with 2,000 of the nearly fatal. 

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Safe Kids Georgia are teaming up to provide parents with more information about hyperthermia and the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles during the summer months. "Never Leave Your Child Alone in a Car" is part of a program to unite and mobilize a wide range of partners to share prevention messages and address the high rates of harm and death related to children being left unattended in vehicles. 

See our tips for more information on preventing children from being left in vehicles unattended.

For more information:
Patty Gregory
Manager, Public Relations 

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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Our specialized care helps children get better faster and live healthier lives. Managing more than 870,000 patient visits annually at three hospitals and 27 neighborhood locations, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support since 1915, Children’s has impacted the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. Visit for more information.

Tags: General News, Wellness, Safety
Published: Tuesday, March 27, 2012