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3-Year-Old Survives Fall From Fifth Story Window

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Stephanie Samedi2 years ago

A 3-year-old girl miraculously survived a fall from a fifth-floor window of a Fairfax County apartment complex.

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.


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