Harris County officials, medical professionals remind parents to ‘Look before you lock’

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HOUSTON - Kids left in hot cars is unfortunately something that happens every year. That's why Harris County officials along with the Memorial Hermann Texas Trauma Institute are reminding parents to "look before you lock."

"The act of leaving a child in a car that becomes hot is simply something that any adult could do so we've got to be very vigilant because those parents and those grandparents who did that, they certainly didn't do it on purpose. We have to recognize that we are all equally vulnerable," said Dr. David Persse, City of Houston EMS Medical Director."

According to medical officials, 38 children die every year after being left inside a hot car and say temperatures inside the car can rise 20 degrees in just 10 minutes.

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