Why are so many kids trapped in hot cars every summer?

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Every year in Australia, over 5,000 children are rescued after being left unattended in a car (Kidsafe).

Last Saturday in Western Sydney, a dad left his kid in the car when the temperature was around 40 degrees.


Statistics like these are alarming, but could a situation like this ever happen to you?

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Monday, September 25 2017
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Featured in storyChristine Erskine, Executive Officer of KidsafeProfessor David Diamond, Departments of Psychology, Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Professor David Ronsan, Forensic Pathologist of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine

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