First responders warn about dangers of leaving children in vehicles amid summer heat

1 year 5 months 1 week ago Friday, June 26 2020 Jun 26, 2020 June 26, 2020 7:04 AM June 26, 2020 in News - Local

First responders are warning parents about the dangers of the summer heat and vehicles.

Weslaco fire Lt. Efrain Bautista says they usually experience one or two calls a month for children locked in vehicles.

Harlingen resident and mother Claudia Martinez explained her terrifying experience when she left her 9-month-old child in the car while she was at the grocery store.

"It happened to me one time so it was hard for me when I saw my baby sweating in the back seat - I was in shock," Martinez said.

Martinez now reminds all parents to leave any distractions aside.

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