Officials Warn Of Hot Car Dangers

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – With the busy summer season right around the corner, officials are reminding parents about the dangers leaving young children alone in a hot vehicle.

Last summer a Ridgefield man forgot to drop his son off a daycare, leaving the 15-month old alone in a hot car for 7 hours.  He later died.

Elected officials joined with health care experts and the child advocate in bringing awareness to the issue today at Connecticut Childrens Medical Center in Hartford.

Senator Richard Blumenthal says while it’s easy to forget a child in a care, it’s also easy to remember, by placing a cell phone or other item of import next to the child.

More information can be found at the web site wheresbaby.org.

Numbers show over three dozen children die yearly in this country from being left alone in a hot vehicle.

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