Child Injured After Falling From Laurel Apartment Window
About the Accident
According to WBAL, fire officials in Prince George’s County received a call the day of the accident around 8:45 a.m. that a child had fallen from a third-floor window at Laurel Pine Apartments.
Responding officials pronounced the child was severely injured. The child was immediately taken to a trauma center.
It is still unclear how the child managed to fall from the window.
Child Window Fall Statistics
- According to a study published in Pediatrics, an average of 5,000 children are treated in emergency rooms for window-related falls every year.
- 28-percent of these visits will require that the child remains hospitalized for an extended period of time.
- 15 to 20 children are killed each year due to window-related falls.
- Toddlers under the age of four are at the highest risk for a window-related injury.