Our client was the grandmother of a six-year-old boy and four-year-old girl. The children became trapped in the trunk of their mother’s car when the lid inadvertently closed while the children were playing. The children became trapped in the trunk on a hot Texas Summer day. The vehicle did not contain an internal trunk release resulting in the children’s death due to terminal hyperthermia. Presently all newly manufactured vehicles are required to possess an internal trunk release.