NHTSA December 2015 Research: Retrospective Analysis of Heat Stroke Deaths of Children in Motor Vehicles


NHTSA's latest research report, Retrospective Analysis of Heatstroke Deaths of Children in Motor Vehicles Summary, uses information-collected death certificates to identify noncrash motor vehicle fatalities, including heatstroke-related deaths, of children from birth to age 14 in motor vehicles. The underlying cause of death as noted on death certificates for cases in which heatstroke is suspected is not always heat-related, and may explain why NHTSA counts are different from those reported by other sources

View the report from our OPRC Heatstroke page: Resources -> Links -> Heatstroke