Nonprofit: Number of child hot car deaths on rise in recent years

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The number of children dying after being left in hot cars has been on the rise in recent years, according to a national nonprofit.

There have been 26 deaths nationwide so far this year, according to KidsAndCars.org

Most recently, 1-year-old twins were left in their father's backseat when he went to work in the Bronx.

Some doctors refer to it as "forgotten baby syndrome".

Some automakers like Hyundai have new technology in vehicles to warn parents when they leave their child in the backseat.

 

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