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Janette Fennell from here. We are very excited about being invited to become a part of the InjuryBoard blog.

Many thanks to Mike Ferrara for providing an account for to help raise awareness about the dangers children face in and around motor vehicles.

As everyone is getting ready for the warm weather, we hunker down and hope that children will not be inadvertently left alone in vehicles. Last year 42 children lost their lives due to hyperthermia (heat stroke). We already have learned about 2 fatalities so far this year.

On March 8, 2009 an incredible article was written by the Pulitzer Prize winning author, Gene Weingarten about the topic of children being forgotten in motor vehicles. We worked with Mr. Weingarten for over 6 months as he thoroughly and thoughtfully researched this modern day phenomena. The article, aptly entitled, "Fatal Distraction" appeared as the cover story of the Washington Post Magazine and was blogged about by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and many more.

We highly encourage everyone to read this amazing piece. Many people have referred to this as the “must read” article of the year. Simply put; there is a message in there for everyone.

We share with you…………

Fatal Distraction
Forgetting a child in the back seat of a hot, parked car is a horrifying, inexcusable mistake. But is it a crime?

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