Texas 2-Year-Old Survives Four Story Fall
Details of the Incident
According to the Dallas Moring News, the incident occurred in the 6200 block of Frisco Square Boulevard around just before 9:00 am Friday.
Investigators said that it appears the window was left open, and the child was able to push out the screen before falling four stories.
The child was airlifted from the site and is reported to have suffered serious injuries.
Child Window Fall Statistics
- A study published in Pediatrics found that 98,415 children were treated in emergency rooms after falling from windows between 1990 and 2008. This averages to more than 5,000 injuries a year.
- Of those children who visited emergency rooms for window fall injuries, 28 percent remained hospitalized for an extended period.
- Every year, 15 to 20 children die from injuries suffered after falling through a window.
- The Children’s Hospital Colorado warns that even a fall of 10 feet can result in traumatic head injuries, spinal injuries, and paralysis.