2010 Record-Setting Year for Kids Dying in Hot Cars

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It was a record-setting year in terms of kids getting cooked in cars, which is bad news for two reasons: A) kids are getting cooked in cars and B) it's only September and it's still hot as hell outside.

The death of a 2-month-old Kingman girl puts the total number of kids who died in hot cars nationally this year at 48, which beats the old record of 47 in 2005.

The Kingman girl died on September 20. Police say her father forgot she was in the car and left her there for five hours in more than 100-degree heat. As the baby was in the car, the father took a shower -- followed by a nap -- before realizing the kid wasn't in the house.


In total, Arizona's had three kids die in hot cars this year, which puts us in the top three nationally.

According to a study from the Kansas-based organization Kids and Cars, Texas tops the list with 13 deaths this year, followed by Florida with 5, and Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee each have three.

Since 1998, an average of 37 kids die every year because they're left in a hot car.

With temperatures continually above average right now -- today's temperature was nearly a record for a September 29 at 106 degrees -- if you have a kid, and you have a car, do you your best to not leave the one in the other.
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6 comments
Marti
Marti

I think using the term "cooked" in cars is extremely distasteful. You don't need to try and make the images any more unimaginable.

Super Filmizle
Super Filmizle

This is off topic from the other comments but you touch film izle upon it in your post… Concerning E and J, have you considered individual therapy for them? It is really

important that they are able to process, in an emotionally healthy way, these huge life bombs that have been thrown their way. I’m glad to hear that E has a cousin he

can relate to but the great thing with therapists is that they can be completely impartial. hd film izle E and J would be

able to say anything to a therapist, things they might not want to admit to anyone within the family. Addiction is a family disease, so as great as it is to have

familial support, it is equally filmini izle important to have outside, unbiased support as well. E and J may want to check out Alateen as well, where they can meet others their

age who have been through the same thing.

Ouija Boy
Ouija Boy

@Noone,By chance are you "Schoolmarm"? You should be correcting James King, the King of james instead of admonishing him. He needs your help.

Noone
Noone

The opening sentence disgusts me. "It was a record-setting year in terms of kids getting cooked in cars...". Why would you ever think that such a sentence would lead to any kind of reader coming back to your blog? I didn't even bother to finish the article. You lend credence to the thought that bloggers are not, and can never be real journalists. Sensationalists like yourself may lead those that commit such acts to believe they were not in the wrong because you "honored" them by making fun of a horrible, horrible tragedy. Grow up and learn to write professionally.

Mistalee
Mistalee

"Texas tops the list with 13 deaths this year, followed by Florida with 5, and Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee each have three."

I detect a pattern here, Ohio being a possible outlier. Not necessarily all the hottest states, but all have more than their share of the dimmest bulbs. Is there something Darwinian going on here?

Johnny White Man
Johnny White Man

I had another idea for a mug on this article. Instead of using that model pic. I was actually thinking, why not use a horror pic of hand in a steaming fogged up glass pane to go with this article. Kinda fits the criteria, don't you think?

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