MEDIA COVERAGE: As it heats up, Saint Luke's experts help you keep your kids safe

June 17, 2016

As Kansas City heats up, Saint Luke's experts urge parents to keep their kids safe. Terry Dickinson, Prenatal Education Coordinator, wanted to stress how little time it takes for a child’s life to be in danger when left in a car alone. A child’s body heats up three to five times faster than adult bodies, so the heat will have an effect on them more quickly.

According to, an average of 37 children die every year from being left in a hot car. 55% of those children were left on accident. 28% climbed into the car on their own but then couldn't get back out. 13% were left on purpose when parents think they'll only be gone for a few minutes.

Terry Dickinson spoke with local media and gave tips to help parents remember to get their kid out of the car.

Watch KCTV story, below. 


Watch FOX4's story, below.


Watch KMBC's coverage, below.