FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The intense North Texas heat can be unbearable, and even deadly, when one is simply outside in the elements. The conditions inside a vehicle are even more insufferable.READ MORE: Granbury Mayor Nin Hulett Resigns Following Felony DWI Arrest
These past weeks there have been repeated stories about the dangers children and pets face when left inside a hot car.
To help North Texans better understand how dangerous temperatures can be, CBS 11 News reporter J.D. Miles, with MedStar EMTs and paramedics at his side, conducted a hot car experiment.READ MORE: North Texas Graduates Navigate Next Chapter Amid Pandemic Job Market
As a healthy adult, J.D. set out to demonstrate what it’s actually like inside a hot car. Keep in mind, when the temperature is 75-degrees outside, the temperature inside a car is 100-degrees. And when the thermometer reaches 95-degrees outside, the inside of a car is baking at 140-degrees.
With MedStar monitoring his breathing, blood pressure and temperature, J.D. got inside.MORE NEWS: North Texas School Districts Facing Possible Lawsuits Over Mask Policies
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