SPRING HILL, Kan. — On Monday, the Kansas City Fire Department rescued a boy trapped inside a car that rolled into Brush Creek.
“It's just absolutely terrifying. You just feel for the family and everybody,” KidsAndCars.org Director Amber Andreasen said.
According to KidsandCars.org, if your car becomes submerged, you have 60 seconds to get out before the water pressure makes it impossible to escape.
Andreasen said leaving a child unattended in a car for even minutes can be dangerous.
“There's an infinite number of things that can go wrong very quickly,” Andreasen said. “You don't expect something to happen in just one minute, but things like this happen all the time.”
That's why the organization is urging drivers to get a resqme window breaker and seatbelt cutter tool.
“It fits right on your keychain,” Andreasen said. “It's a window breaker and a seatbelt cutter, and it could save your life in a number of child emergency situations.”
The tool, which can be placed on a keychain, can help you escape.