I don’t understand how you can leave a child in a hot car.  How does this happen?  You got into the car with the kid, strapped him/her into the baby seat, saw their happy face in the rearview mirror as you drove.  But then you become so absent-minded that you park the car, AND you forget they’re still in the car!  STOP!

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posts staggering stats on their website.  890 children have died due to being left in a hot car, since 1998.  Fifty-three child deaths in 2018.  Fifty-three child deaths in 2019.  Twenty-five child deaths in 2020 and seven deaths, to date in 2021.

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That is why when I read about this latest incident in Island Heights, I was horrified.  Although, not as irresponsible as others, this woman closed her car door but realized instantly that she had locked her keys in the car.  She immediately called 911 for help.  Island Heights Police Department quickly came to her and her child’s rescue.

Island Heights Facebook page posted, Patrolman Rocco Mellott called for an ambulance and a towing service.  His quick thinking upon arriving at the car in the 86-degree heat, he quickly broke the car window to retrieve the overheated child.

(New Jersey State Police)

The story gets better.  (a little sarcasm there).  Patrolman Mellott was able to get the mom’s car window replaced free of charge after she revealed she could not afford to replace the window herself.

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This incident ended with a happy ending, but not all do.  This has to stop.

I don’t know what happened to this boys’ invention I read about 5 years ago.

But as this smart boy's father said, “why isn’t this already in stores?”

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