Dangers of leaving kids in hot cars

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A couple of gloomy days this week, but we are expecting sunshine and warmer temperatures to return this weekend.

When it’s 80 degrees outside, a car’s interior can heat up to above 100 degrees in just 10 minutes, skyrocketing the risk of heatstroke.

One mom told 22News she always puts something in the backseat, so that forces her to always double check before leaving the car.

Michelle Moosbrugger said, “People just go about their routine and something is different that day, so they forget the child in the backseat, and devastating consequences; it’s scary.”

The National Safety Council found that 8 children in the U.S. have died this year already after being left alone in a hot car.

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