When a child is left in a hot vehicle, that child's temperature can rise in a quick and deadly manner. Heatstroke begins when the core body temperature reaches about 104°. A core body temperature of about 107° is lethal. In 2018, 52 children died of vehicular heatstroke. In 2019, 10 children have died. Don’t let a child you know die or suffer injury from being overheated in a car. Death from heat stroke in vehicles is entirely preventable.
Share Eight Steps to Prevent Heatstroke Deaths with families. Never leave a child in a vehicle unattended—even if the windows are partially open or the engine is running, and the air conditioning is on.