A 10-year-old boy from Texas has invented a gadget that could save the lives of young children accidentally left in hot cars.
Over the last two decades, at least 712 children left in vehicles have died of heatstroke in the US, according to a meteorologist who began tracking the preventable deaths in 1998.
Schoolboy Bishop Curry said he would spend his summer holidays developing his device – a small box with air ducts that blow cool air when it becomes too hot inside a car and an antenna that alerts parents and emergency services.
Bishop, from McKinney, a town 30 miles north of Dallas, told Fox News he has submitted a patent for his invention, which should be approved this year.
The schoolboy said he came up with the idea “when a baby named Fern died down the street” due to a hot car and he saw the story on the news.
Bishop and his family …
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