, Derry, New Hampshire


July 4, 2013

Kids left in car, mother charged


The outcome could have been worse, according to numerous studies about the dangers of children or animals being left in locked vehicles in the summer.

With an outside temperature of 80 degrees, the interior temperature of a car can reach 109 degrees within 20 minutes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. With the outside temperature at 90 degrees, a car’s interior can hit 119 degrees within 20 minutes.

Heat exhaustion can hit at any temperature over 90 degrees, according to the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services, and heat stroke is possible above 105 degrees.

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