A tragic case of Knin was similar to the one that happened in Rovinj two years ago and shocked Croatia. In both cases, the parents left their children in the car, and the children died of hyperthermia, which is heat stroke.
There is an organization in the U.S. KidsAndCars.org This problem has been dealt with since 1995-children died of heatstroke because they were left in the car.
The organization was founded by Janette Fennell in 1995 after experiencing trauma with her son and husband. She and her husband were kidnapped in front of their home in San Francisco. The kidnappers forced them into the trunk of the car and then took them away. Before that, they took away their 9-month-old son who was sitting in the back seat of the car. He was taken out and left on the front porch of the house, while the Fennells were taken to another part of the town, left in a parked car, and trapped in the trunk.
Janet and her husband barely got out of the trunk and saw that there were no children in the back seat. They immediately ran to the first public phone and dialed 911. Then the police and ambulance came to their door and rescued the baby. Fortunately, he is very good.
After this traumatic incident, Janette Fennell founded the KidsAndCars.org organization, which aims to strive for the greatest possible safety for children in cars, and she also successfully proposed that the new car has a built-in switch to open the trunk from the inside Ideas. Janette Fennell is the only person in the United States who has dealt with this topic and has detailed statistics on the deaths of children left in the car by their parents or guardians, as well as the deaths of their children due to heatstroke.
After Knin’s tragic incident, Index accepted an interview with Janette Fennell. In 2009, she was one of the interlocutors of Washington Post reporter Gene Weingarten in an article about children being left in a car and dying. Weingarten also won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for this article.
> How can I forget my child in the car?This text is for Pulitzer
Since 1990, nearly 1,000 children aged 14 and under have died of heatstroke in the United States.
Yes, we work with families whose children have died in their cars due to high fevers. These parents who work with us are great, all of which are to prevent this from happening to other families. Many people shared their stories with us.
Each situation is unique, but there are many similarities in what happened. Most of them are convinced that they leave their children in the kindergarten and come to work, until the end of working hours, they know the terrible fact that their children were left in the car. They found that they were dead, and there was no greater tragedy than this.
Some of the main reasons are: routine changes, lack of sleep, stress, etc.
right here. We believe that technology, education and awareness are paving the way to stop these tragedies. The Hot Car Act was introduced in Congress on May 12, 2021, and is expected to be passed this year. The bill requires the installation of technology in all vehicles that can detect whether there are children in the vehicle and alert everyone when help is needed.
We cooperate with PhD. David Diamond is a neurologist who has studied the problem of leaving children alone in the car. He wrote a great article about how our memories disappoint us.
“Based on my research and professional knowledge, I put forward a hypothesis about how this tragedy happened. This type of memory failure is the result of the competition between the’habitual memory’ system and the’expected memory’ system-and the habitual system accounts for Got the upper hand.