Toddler Injured After Falling From Window in Seattle
Child Pushed Through Window Screen
According to KING News, the incident occurred around 5 pm Monday at an apartment complex in Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood.
Authorities responded to 12314 32nd Avenue NE after receiving a call that the child had fallen from an apartment above a parking garage and landed on the pavement near a dumpster. Witnesses reported hearing a loud bang then a baby crying.
Reports indicate that the 1-year-old climbed on top of a piece of furniture, pushed the window’s screen out of place, and fell to the ground below.
The boy was rushed to an area hospital where he is listed in stable condition.
Child Window Fall Statistics
- A study published in the journal Pediatrics found that 98,415 children were treated in emergency rooms for window-related fall injuries between 1990 and 2008 – this averages to more than 5,000 injuries every year.
- In 28 percent of those incidents, the child required an extended hospital stay.
- Every year, 15 to 20 children will die from injuries suffered after falling through a window.
- The vast majority of children injured in window-related falls are under the age of four.