Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dad Locks Himself in Hot Car to Show How Much Kids Suffer, Video Goes Viral

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A father of three kids, 4, 7, and 14, recently decided to take action in light of the tragedies of dozens of children being left to die in hot cars each summer in America.

Terry Bartley of Greensboro, North Carolina filmed himself sweating and struggling to breathe in his car on a 90-degree day to find out what it’s like to be a child forgotten in the back seat.

Mr Bartley posted the video on Youtube June 20, just two days after 22-month-old Cooper Harris died after his dad left him in a parked SUV for nine hours. Harris has since been charged with murder and child cruelty [read here]

See the video which has over 1.6 Million views below ...

‘I’m sitting in the car with the windows rolled up because I want to know hot it feels to be left in the car and sitting in the back seat, strapped into the car seat,’ Mr Bartley says in the video, as sweat streams down his face.

‘As you can see, I’m sweating like I can barely breathe out here and my system is stronger than these little kids.’

Mr Bartley says he would never leave his children in the car, even if the engine was running with the air conditioning on.

‘They would get out of the car and come with me or I ain’t gonna stop at all. This is wrong,’ he says.

So far this year, 17 children have died of heatstroke after being left in a car, according to San Francisco State University’s Department of Earth & Climate Studies.

On average, about 38 children are killed each year in these circumstances.

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