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David Carroll, a Chattanooga, Tennessee, news anchor, is the author of “Volunteer Bama Dawg,” a collection of his best columns. You may contact him at 900 Whitehall Road, Chattanooga, TN 37405 or 3dc@epbfi.com.

Carroll: How did we get to the point of so many children dying in the back seat?

For an age where so much information is available, people have gotten stupid

Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:00 am

At least 16 children have died in hot cars in the United States so far in 2019. Last year, the number of heat-related child deaths in vehicles was the highest in recorded history.

I never thanked my parents for always removing me from their parked vehicles. I did thank them for various things over the years, but I guess I took that “hot car” thing for granted.

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