Safekids.org reports more than nine thousand children are treated each year in emergency rooms for injures that occurred while they were unattended in or around motor vehicles. A significant portion of those injuries could have been prevented. Next time you enter or exit a driveway keep the following in mind:

Every year hundreds of thousands of people die as a result of unintentional injuries, and millions more are treated in emergency rooms across the country. June is National Safety Month, we encourage you to utilize the opportunity to learn more about how you can promote safety and reduce the likelihood of preventable injuries in your home and community.

On June 3rd a four-year-old boy tragically died after suffering symptoms of dry drowning. The child’s family decided shared their heartbreaking story, a decision that proved to be life-saving for a two-year-old Colorado child. The child’s parents recognized the symptoms of dry drowning after reading an article about the family’s ordeal, and was able to get their child medical attention before another tragedy occurred.

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