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Norm Collins

Message to Congress From Hot Car Incident Victim Advocate Norm Collins Sr., PhD

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“I received a phone call from a church friend who informed me that I needed to come to Clarksdale, Mississippi, right away because something had happened to my 3-month-old grandson, Norman Collins III who was affectionately known as ‘Bishop.’ I later learned that Bishop was dead, the victim of heatstroke after being unknowingly left in his parents’ hot car in a church parking lot on a 93-degree Sunday afternoon, due to a miscommunication.  Available technology called for in the Hot Cars Act would have saved his little life and so many others. The need to pass this life-saving legislation is urgent. Children’s lives depend on it.  Please help us to turn our pain into power, our tragedy into triumph, and our agony into positive action.”

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Victim Advocate Messages to Congress About Transportation & Infrastructure Legislation

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On July 22, 2021, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) began sending messages to Congress from family members who have suffered the death or injury of a child, spouse or loved one because of a car or truck crash, hot car incident or seatback failure.  These victim advocates call upon Congress to advance proven auto safety solutions to prevent future tragedies as part of transportation and infrastructure legislation. 

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