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On an 80-degree day, the temperature inside a locked vehicle increases 19 degrees in just 10 minutes.
The numbers jump as the minutes pass — to 29 degrees in 20 minutes; and 43 degrees in an hour.
The experience could prove fatal for any human subjected to such excessive extremes.
A child’s body temperature increases 3 to 5 times faster than that of an adult, and children exposed to extreme temperatures can suffer heatstroke, brain damage and death.
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