heat stroke

Tom Flanigan

With outside temperatures soaring, the heat inside parked vehicles can go higher still. Florida is now ramping up its efforts to make sure little kids don't wind up trapped inside those vehicles.

Six Kids Left In Hot Cars Over Two-Week Span In Florida

Jul 15, 2014
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This year has been fatal for several children left unattended in cars in Florida. The state Department of Children and Families, or DCF, is trying to spread awareness of the issue to prevent more tragedy.

DCF records show seven children have died of heat stroke after being left in cars since 2013. Two of those deaths occurred in June. In the past week and a half, DCF has noted six instances of children's being left alone in vehicles. And though none of those cases was fatal, some children were hospitalized.