Fatal car trunk entrapment involving children--United States, 1987-1998.

  • Published 1998 in MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report


During July-August 1998, at least 11 U.S. children died in three separate incidents of car trunk entrapment. This report summarizes these three incidents, describes characteristics of car trunk entrapment incidents involving children since 1987, and reviews measures to prevent children from becoming trapped in car trunks. The findings indicate that at least… (More)


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