Emergency Medical

Three-year-old Falls from 3rd Story Window

Child Window Fall

On Saturday afternoon, West Pierce Fire & Rescue was called to the Springbrook Apartments in Lakewood with reports of a child who fell out an apartment window.  Crews arrived to find a three-year-old patient in the grass below with the window screen nearby.  A neighbor heard the child fall and called 911 once she saw her outside.

Child Window Fall

The child climbed up to the window, which was open, to look out.  She pressed her hands against the screen and fell from the third story onto the brush and grass below.  Medics transported her to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital with minor injuries and is doing fine.

With the hot weather we’re experiencing this week, it’s important to remember the dangers of children and window falls.  For more information on this topic, please visit the Safe Kids Worldwide website.

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