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Vehicular heatstroke. Hyperthermia. The devastating effects of a child being left in a hot car. It's every parent's unfathomable nightmare, yet it happens several times a year.
The tragedy can happen almost anywhere, and while hotter months are always the riskiest, the circumstances surrounding child vehicular heatstroke are varied.

There are certain questions everyone has after being involved in a car accident. The following are answers we give current and prospective clients on a daily basis. This information serves as a guide and does not constitute legal advice. For a free legal consultation, please give us a call.

Take note, Californians: several new traffic-safety related laws are set to be implemented in the state this Sunday, although they primarily impact drivers for hire, buses and private carriers.
The first is a new law requiring bus passengers to wear seat belts in buses that have those safety restraints.

For more than 25 years, Thomas Aquinas College has invited members of the President’s Council — the backbone of its financial-aid fund — to one of two Great Books Summer Seminar Weekends. This year, however, the College updated the format of the event by offering the first of the seminars in a day-long format. That event took place this past Saturday, featuring as its guest speaker Dr. Peter Kreeft, the renowned apologist and professor of philosophy from Boston College.

Audio | CC By Dr. Dr. Peter Kreeft Professor of Philosophy Boston College Thomas Aquinas College Summer Seminar June 23, 2018

Earlier this month more than 100 search-and-rescue volunteers — joined by two helicopters and rescue dogs — gathered on the campus of Thomas Aquinas College for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Annual Search and Rescue (SAR) All Team Meeting.

"As far as I'm concerned, no ladder is safe," the boy's father said after he watched his 2-year-old climb a locked pool ladder.

A salmonella outbreak that affected 73 people in 31 states has been linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
The Kellogg Company said Thursday it was voluntarily recalling 15.3-ounce and 23-ounce packages of the cereal with a "best if used by" date from June 14, 2018, through June 14, 2019, according to a statement.

The official start of summer comes later this month, but already children have died after being left unattended in hot cars, according to the nonprofit National Safety Council, drawing attention to an issue that kills an average of 37 children a year.
The council released a report this month that says 742 US children died of heatstroke in vehicles between 1998 and 2017. Forty-two children died in these conditions in 2017, up from 39 the previous year.

A high surf advisory is in effect across Southern California beaches Monday, the National Weather Service reported.
Strong and dangerous rip currents are expected in Ventura, Los Angeles and Orange counties, officials warned.
Four to seven feet surf is expected, along with powerful breaking waves and sneaker waves.

Residents in Valley Village were left without power Thursday night after a hit-and-run driver crashed into two parked cars and a power pole, officials said.
The crash was reported about 11:30 p.m. in the 12500 block of Magnolia Boulevard.
The driver apparently lost control, crashed and landed on two vehicles, causing a fire, video from the scene showed. A power pole in the area was also struck and a fire hydrant was sheared off.

A teenage girl was attacked by a dog in the Mead Valley area. Following a dog bite accident you are entitled to pursue a personal injury claim. A dog bite accident attorney can help you recover from the physical and mental damages.

All lanes were reopened in the Cajon Pass after a chain-reaction crash involving more than 20 vehicles Wednesday morning left at least 17 people injured and prompted a partial closure of the 15 Freeway for several hours, authorities said.
The multi-vehicle pileup occurred shortly after 10:40 a.m. on the southbound 15 Freeway north of Highway 138, according the California Highway Patrol.

Although our friends, and certainly our children, use ride-hailing services all the time, I have always felt a little squeamish about them.