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Paramedics warn of ‘catastrophic consequences’ of leaving children in cars

Paramedics are launching an awareness campaign to warn parents of the deadly dangers of leaving children alone in cars.

Data shows paramedics are forced to break into three cars a week to rescue children locked inside.

And with temperatures inside cars able to reach more than 70 degrees on a hot day, the conditions are extreme enough to kill kids.

Emergency crews are hoping to educate to mums and dads of the dangers that can happen too easily.

NSW Ambulance Acting Superintendent Steve Vaughan tells Ben Fordham “the consequences can be catastrophic”.

“People really need to understand that this can claim a child’s life.

“In most cases, it’s a simple accident where people just aren’t paying attention.”

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