Created: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 06:02:00 EST
Updated: Thu, 01 Aug 2013 05:15:51 EST
It’s an alarming statistic.
Doctor Edward Clark says, "Something like 30-50 kids a year die in parked cars from heat stroke."
Unfortunately a kid dying from being left in a hot car is a real problem. And according to kidsandcars.org on average, 30 kids die each year in the U.S. alone.
Doctors say never leave your child alone in a car not even for a minute.
The temperature inside of a car can rise twenty degrees warmer than it is outside within just 10 minutes.
Doctor Clark says, "It’s like being in an oven temperatures above 125-130 degrees are very easily attained."
A small child does not tolerate heat as well as an adult. Injuries can be deadly.
"In a child there is a lot of material of life packed into a relatively small surface area and that body surface area is where you lose heat. And so a temperature can go up much faster in a child," said. Dr. Clark.
Experts say these terrible accidents can be preventable by simply having a visual reminder.
Doctor Clark says, “Take your purse put it next to that infant’s seat in the back seat every time. That's just a habit and that way, when you have to get out the car you get your purse out there's the baby."