A Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Five Tips For Child Automobile Safety
The distressing story of an infant in Chesterfield, Virginia who died after being trapped in a car window, bears heavy on our hearts. Investigators say the child was left unattended with her head and neck trapped within the car’s glass window.
This is not the first incident this month of a child dying in an overheated car. Last week in Atlanta, Georgia, a father was charged with murder after leaving a 22-month-old infant to die in a car. He said he forgot to drop the child off at a daycare. With temperatures rising into the 90s the child did not have a chance.
It almost goes without saying that you should never leave a child unattended in a hot car, even for a few minutes. Here are five children’s safety tips to help ensure your kids are protected in your car:
1) Never leave children unattended inside automobiles.
2) If you are dropping a child off at daycare on the way to work, leave an item such a briefcase or you jacket in the back seat close to your child as an added reminder.
3) Make sure your vehicle is equipped with child locks its windows and doors.
4) Don’t put small kids in the front seat where they could be killed by an airbag in the event of a crash.
5) Provide kids with activities for long road trips in order to mitigate the child’s distraction of the driver
If you or anyone you know has suffered from a tragic incident always seek medical care medical care for the child first. Call the Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757-333-3333, or see www.cooperhurley.com.