3-Year-Old Survives Fall From Fifth Story Window
About the Accident
According to NBC Washington, the toddler fell more than 50 feet from a window at the Skyline Towers Apartments complex in North Virginia.
A witness described hearing screams as the child fell through a window screen that was placed over the window; fortunately, shrubs and branches surrounding the complex aided to break the little girl’s fall.
The child was rushed to Inova Fairfax Hospital where she is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.
Child Injury Statistics
- On average, 12,175 children 0 to 19 years of age die each year in the United States from an unintentional injury.
- Annually, an estimated 9.2 million children have an initial emergency department visit for an unintentional injury.
- Injuries due to falls were the leading cause of nonfatal injury. Each year, approximately 2.8 million children had an initial emergency department visit for injuries from a fall.
- For children less than 1 year of age falls accounted for over 50% of nonfatal injuries.