Already this year, at least 9 children have died after being left alone in a hot car. According to the National Safety Council, these numbers are expected to rise.
Since 1998, it is estimated that at leas 615 heatstroke deaths of children left in vehicles have occurred, according to San Francisco’s State University’s Department of Geosciences. That is an average of 38 deaths per year. More than half of these children are under the age of 2.