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Hot car danger: Jeff Rossen shows how to rescue a trapped child

Jul. 22, 2015 at 7:05 AM Jeff Rossen and Lindsey Bomnin

The death of a 2-year-old child who was trapped in a hot car in Dallas is a sad reminder of how quickly hot cars can kill children. Ten children left in cars in the U.S. have died of heatstroke so far this year, according to the Department of Meteorology and Climate Sciences at San Jose State University; 31 died that way last year.A car can heat up 20 degrees in just 10 minutes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and a child’s body temperature can rise up to five times faster than an adult’s.On Wednesday, TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen was in Miami to show how hot it can get inside a car, and demonstrate how to safely rescue a child trapped inside one.share linkHow to free a child from a hot car and its dangerous temperatures

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