Doctor Warns Car Temperatures Can Reach Dangerous Levels In Minutes - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/3/05

Doctor Warns Car Temperatures Can Reach Dangerous Levels In Minutes

So far this year, 20 children have died nationwide from being left inside a car. Dr.Christopher Piel, the University Medical Center Emergency Room physician, says in a matter of minutes the temperature inside a car can reach dangerous levels for a child.

"Children that are left in a car have no air movement, and if the car is outside in the sun, it creates a green house effect." said Dr. Piel.

It is against the law in Texas to leave a child under 7, unattended in a car.

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