Breaking glass for kids

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – With warmer temperatures come sad stories of leaving a child in a car.

According to Terre Haute Fire Chief Jeff Fisher, there have been 16 child deaths across the United States this year.

“They forgot the kid was in there when they went to work, got off their routine schedule, or just left the child in the car when they went in shopping,” Fisher said.

According to Fisher, when a car is sitting in the sun, the temperature on the inside is 20 to 30 degrees warmer than what it is outside, which creates a dangerous situation for a child inside.

If you find yourself locked out of the car with a child inside, Fisher says it’s important to stay calm.

“If you see the child, the child’s OK, then you’ve got some time for emergency personnel to get there and get in your car,” Fisher said.

If the situation needs to be taken into your own hands, an easy way to rescue the child is by breaking the window.

“The best place to hit on the window is on one of the corners,” Fisher said. “It’s just easier for it to break that way. And there are several tools you can use to break the window.”

While it is illegal to break into somebody’s car, the prosecutor’s office understands that there are situations where people are just doing the right thing and saving a life. In this situation, the prosecutor will use their discretion as to whether or not charges will be filed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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