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Piqua Child Injured in Fall from Window

A child was airlifted to the hospital after falling from a second floor window in Piqua, Ohio.

Details of the Window Fall Accident

According to the Daily Call, fire departments medics responded to a call at 925 Washington Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

Officials said that a 3-year-old was playing near an open window on the second floor of the home when the child fell through the window and to the ground below.

Medics requested CareFlight to transport the child from the American Legion Landing Zone at Piqua Fire Department to Dayton Hospital.

The identity of the child and the extent of the child’s injuries were not immediately available.

The accident remains under investigation.

Child Window Fall Statistics

  • According to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, 98,415 children were treated in emergency rooms after falling through a window between 1990 and 2008. This averages to more than 5,000 injuries every year.
  • Of those visits, 28 percent required that the child remain hospitalized for an extended period of time.
  • The vast majority of these injuries involved toddlers under the age of four.
  • Each year, 15 to 20 children die from injuries sustained after falling through a window.

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