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Child Survives Three Story Fall from Window

Hillary Dunkley8 months ago

According to KRDO, a three-year-old boy recently cheated death as he fell out of three story window while his mother was preoccupied.

Details of the Near Fatal Accident

While she was cooking, the mother went to open a window to air out the smoke and proceeded into a different room in the apartment only to walk back out to see her child push the screen and climb out of the window. Fortunately, he wasn't seriously injured.

Authorities responded to the scene of the accident on the 300 block of N. Murray Boulevard in Colorado Springs. They found that the boy was fortunate enough to land in a patch of ditch.

Child Window-Fall Prevention

Thousands of children each year become injured due to falling out of windows. Though most injuries aren't fatal, a 10-foot fall is enough is to cause head injuries, spinal injuries, and paralysis.

The following precautions should be considered when supervising children: 

  • Install window guards while the children are young, especially if they are toddlers
  • Windows should not be opened more than four inches.
  • Moving furniture away from windows to prevent children from using it to climb out of windows.
  • Don't underestimate your child's ability to climb through a window.

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