Toddler escapes serious injury after falling from window

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 8, 2005

A 16-month-old boy who fell from a second-story window Thursday escaped with minor injuries.

The toddler dropped approximately 20 feet when he fell through a screened window at Sadler Pond Apartments, off U.S. Route 460, around 10:30 a.m., said Lt. Debbie George, spokeswoman for Suffolk Police Department.

&uot;When she (the mother) looked out the window, she saw her child actually crawling around in the flower bed,&uot; said George.

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The child was treated at Obici Hospital, she said. The mother’s name was not available late Thursday afternoon.

The child was left alone in the second-floor apartment’s living room for a few seconds, long enough for his mother to get clothes from the dryer in another part of the apartment, George said.

Moments later, the mother heard a noise and found that her child had fallen, she said.

Although the incident is still under investigation, it appears to be accidental, George said.