During the first week in August, eight children died due to heatstroke after being left in a hot car. This is believed to be the highest number of fatalities during a single week. 33 children were killed in 2011 and 49 in 2010 after getting left in a vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Never leave your child alone unattended, not even for a minute,” says Kate Carr, president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide. The biggest cause of non-crash vehicle-related deaths for children under 14 is heatstroke. Children heat up 3-5 times faster than adults. Authorities are trying to reach out to parents and caretakers about the extreme dangers of leaving a child behind in the vehicle, according to news reports.