According to reports, police responded to the accident in the 1500 block of South 5th Street around 11 p.m. Monday. Police Sgt. Mike Bolton said evidence at the scene suggest the child was trying to reach the television when the accident occurred.
The toddler was rushed to a Temple hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The identity of the child has not been released.
“A child’s dying once every three weeks from a TV tip-over. The numbers are going up, This is a call to action. These are 100 percent preventable.” – Dr. Gary Smith, pediatrician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio as published by Today.