In this week's Saturday Safety Roundup, stories of:
- a 9-month-old in Lowell, Massachusetts who died after being left in a hot car.
- a 15-month-old in Corpus Christi, Texas who died after being left in a hot car for nearly three hours. His mother forgot him in their car after getting home from the store with 6 other children, ages 3 to 7-years-old.
- a 6-month-old in Shreveport, Louisiana who died after being left in a hot car in an employee parking lot at LSU Hospital.
- a 9-year-old in Philadelphia who is in critical condition after being mauled by a pit bull mix at her baby sitter's home
- a 12-year-old in Kingman, Michigan who received multiple dog bites after getting attacked by her uncle's dogs, including a Great Dane and two boxers
- a 9-year-old in Arkansas who died when the ATV she was riding on with two other passengers flipped over. She was about to start the 4th grade.
- a 3-year-old in Independence, Kentucky who died after she fell, possibly in a bath tub.
- two brothers, who were 4- and 6-years-old, who died in a house fire.
- an 11-year-old who in Calexico, California who died in an early-morning house fire.
- a 4-year-old in Council Bluffs, Iowa who died in an early-morning house fire.
- a 16-year-old in Little Britian Township, Pennsylvania who died after he accidentally shot himself in the head while camping in his backyard.
- a 1-year-old in Louisville, Kentucky who was treated for burns after pulling a pan of hot oil off a stove.
- a 3-year-old in New York who drowned at Taghkanic State Park in an area with three life guards and that was 'packed with people.'
- an 11-month old in Sumpter Township, Michigan who drowned in a decked, above-ground pool in the family's backyard. He apparently got out of his crib after waking from a nap and then out the back door.
- a 4-year-old in Mobile, Alabama who had wandered from her house and drowned in the swimming pool of a house a few doors away.
And as in most weeks over the summer, there have been many, many drownings in pools, lakes, and ponds, etc.
Keep your kids safe. Not all, but many of these types of accidents can be prevented.