Kids and Cars, heat Dangers- Fatal Distraction

The dangers of leaving your children in a motor vehicle are real.  Please take some time to read the Pulitzer prize winning article by Gene Weingarten, accidents do happen and it is possible to forget but one must train themselves to always look back, check for your child always before locking your car.

The defendant was an immense man, well over 300 pounds, but in the gravity of his sorrow and shame he seemed larger still. He hunched forward in the sturdy wooden armchair that barely contained him, sobbing softly into tissue after tissue, a leg bouncing nervously under the table. In the first pew of spectators sat his wife, looking stricken, absently twisting her wedding band. The room was a sepulcher. Witnesses spoke softly of events so painful that many lost their composure. When a hospital emergency room nurse described how the defendant had behaved after the police first brought him in, she wept. He was virtually catatonic, she remembered, his eyes shut tight, rocking back and forth, locked away in some unfathomable private torment. He would not speak…(read more)