SBCo. DA reminds parents of the dangers of leaving a child in a hot car

District Attorney Mike Ramos

On average 38 children in the United States die each year after being left in a hot car.  That is a number San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos wants to see eliminated altogether.

In the second of a series of public service announcements aimed at irresponsible humans who leave pets and children in hot vehicles, Ramos reminds the public that children can succumb to heatstroke and death within minutes.  A child’s temperature can rise three to five times faster than that of an adult.

“The public service announcement we released today is a reminder to parents and caregivers of young children about the dangers of leaving young children unattended in a parked car,” Ramos said in a news release issued Monday.  “Please do not leave a child in a hot car, even for a few minutes. Doing so can be fatal.”

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