WLOX Editorial: Don't let a hot car become a death trap

Heat is one of the leading weather related killers in the United States. Hundreds of Americans die each year from heat. Please be aware of the factors and conditions that can lead to heat exhaustion or even heat stroke.

Older adults and young children are particularly susceptible. Other contributing factors: Obesity, fever, heart disease, prescription drug or alcohol use.

As we urge you to take care of yourself, the even higher calling is to take care of our children. Never, ever leave a child in a parked car. It does not take but a few minutes in this hot Mississippi weather for the inside temperature to rise to dangerous and fatal levels. Don't let a hot car become a death trap of a child.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

Copyright 2014 WLOX. All rights reserved.