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 Turlington Gregory
Manager, Public Relations 

About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to enhancing the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research and education. Managing more than half a million patient visits annually at three hospitals and 20 neighborhood locations, Children’s is one of the largest clinical care providers for children in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 30 pediatric specialties and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals by Parents magazine and U.S.News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s has made an impact in the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world.

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