New device could prevent hot car deaths

New device could prevent hot car deaths

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Every year, dozens of children take their last breath inside sweltering hot vehicles. Now, one woman's invention could be the key to saving lives.

Martha Duran designed a long cord that attaches to the driver's door and the door handle in the back seat. When the driver opens their door, the cord tightens to remind them there is a child in the backseat.

"It's about saving the babies," Duran said. "It's about the devastation that parents must feel after they lose a child."

Duran is working on getting a patent for the device.

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