Checkup Newsroom (Car)

2018
August
21,
2018
| 08:58 PM America/Chicago
WFAA - Lisa Smith is warning others that napping in a car seat can turn fatal for small children.   ...
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May
18,
2018
| 05:33 PM America/Chicago
A 7-month-old baby girl from Eagle Pass, Texas, died yesterday after her father apparently forgot to take the child to daycare and left her inside his locked automobile. This was the first pediatric vehicular heatstroke death in Texas in 2018 and ...
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April
24,
2018
| 06:30 PM America/Chicago
A 3-year-old boy from Fort Worth died last summer after he climbed into a non-working vehicle. Police reported the boy was in the car for 45 minutes before he was found and temperatures had reached 100 degrees in Tarrant County. It was a horrible ...
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2017
May
05,
2017
| 09:20 PM America/Chicago
WFAA - A record number of children are being brought to emergency rooms after being hit by cars, according to new numbers from Cook Children's Medical Center. Watch the story here.     ...
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April
21,
2017
| 04:47 PM America/Chicago
News of children being hit by cars in North Texas has been seemingly everywhere lately. Unfortunately, it’s a trend reflected by the number of patients being admitted to Cook Children’s Medical Center. Last month alone, eight children were taken t...
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2015
September
04,
2015
| 03:40 PM America/Chicago
Labor Day weekend is upon us and for many, this means three days away from the office. You may be planning a trip out of town or a weekend on the water. No matter what you've got up your sleeve, there are a few things you may want to remember to keep...
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August
07,
2015
| 10:45 PM America/Chicago
Five days into the month of August and two children have already died at Cook Children’s after they were ejected from a car. Three kids have been ejected total, with one child surviving. It probably doesn’t come as a surprise the cause of the trag...
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May
07,
2015
| 09:01 PM America/Chicago
Motherhood is a life-changing event and we celebrate them with these three stories: 8 isn't enough ... life with 9 children Nine children, ages 3 to 19 years old, make Mother’s Day a pretty special time for Kristy Goodnight. After all, that’s a...
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March
04,
2015
| 05:19 PM America/Chicago
Carbon monoxide has been in the news lately after an elementary school in Dallas was evacuated on March 3, 2015 and closed the folowing day. The thought was that children became sick due to carbon monoxide buildup. It's believed to have been caused b...
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2014
July
02,
2014
| 11:46 PM America/Chicago
Yes, Sharon Evans is aware that car seat recalls are in the news. But the Trauma/Injury Prevention outreach coordinator at Cook Children’s, stresses to parents that keeping children in car seats is incredibly crucial in keeping them safe. Statistics ...
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June
26,
2014
| 06:11 PM America/Chicago
I was at the medical center the other day visiting with one of our families for a news story.  I didn’t realize the extent of the torrential downpour going on outside.I left the medical center and started the trek home. Within a few minutes, I knew i...
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