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Two New Jersey police officers are being hailed as heroes after saving the life of a child left in a hot minivan in a Costco parking lot last week.


A woman in Kansas smashed open a car window over the weekend to rescue a toddler trapped inside the sweltering vehicle.


In a new vehicle, professional football player Tyrann Mathieu is trying to stay inside a sweltering vehicle for as long as he can to help PETA illustrate the danger of heatstroke for pets.


A woman in Virginia turned herself in Monday on the charge of leaving her kids in a hot car while shopping, only to leave her kids in a hot car again while at the courthouse.


Father remains in jail awaiting trial

A Georgia woman whose husband is charged with murder in the death of their toddler son in a hot vehicle passed a polygraph test in which she was asked about whether she knew her husband would leave the child in the vehicle, her lawyer said Monday.


Temperatures near triple digits as mother calls for help

A frantic mother called Tampa police Saturday afternoon after accidentally locking her child in her car, only to be told by dispatch that the police wouldn't come out unless the child was in distress.


An average of 38 children die each year in the United States from vehicular heatstroke

Kids and Cars, a nonprofit organization that advocates for children's traffic safety, is asking the federal government to provide funds for research and development of technology that can detect a child left in the rear seat of a vehicle.


Cars come equipped with alarms that remind motorists to buckle their seatbelts, chimes that indicate headlights are still on after the engine is turned off and buzzers that sound if keys are left in the ignition, says Janette Fennell. Forget a sleeping child in the rear seats, however, and drivers are on their own.


After five minutes of sitting in a hot car, Terry Williams was drenched with sweat. After ten minutes, he felt like the air had been sucked out of his lungs. After 15 minutes, he got out of the car.


They're normally tragic accidents; Georgia case may be rare exception

The circumstances surrounding the death of a Georgia toddler in a hot car last month are macabre. Authorities say Justin Ross Harris, 33, may have left his 22-month-old son, Cooper, in the family's car for more than seven hours on purpose while temperatures in Cobb County, Georgia, reached 92 degrees.

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