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Child Injured After Falling From Laurel Apartment Window

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Isabella Rolz1 year ago

A child was injured after falling from a third-story window in Laurel, Maryland.

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.

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