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Toddler critically injured after 2-story fall onto car

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Photo shows the first-floor apartment window where the child fell onto the car below. (Photo: King County Fire Dept. 20)

SEATTLE — A 20-month-old boy suffered critical injuries Tuesday night after falling two stories from an apartment window and striking a vehicle below.

King County Fire District 20, King County Medic One and King County Sheriff’s Office responded just after 6:10 p.m. Tuesday in the 6800 block of South 133rd St. inside the Cambridge Park Apartments in Skyway.

“When firefighters arrived they found the toddler conscious with multiple injuries. According to a neighbor who saw the incident, the toddler was playing near the window and suddenly the screen popped out and the toddler, too,” said Dave Nelson, District 20 spokesman. “Had the vehicle not been below the apartment unit, the toddler would have suffered additional injuries or possible death.”

The boy’s family was home at the time of the incident, which has been ruled an accident by the Sheriffs Office. The toddler was taken to Harborview Medical Center.

1 Comment

  • Guest

    I'm having a little trouble with this article. I went to public school and everything, but for the love of Jesus, edit your articles, Fox…"could had suffered fewer injuries"? Maybe "could HAVE suffered fewer injuries"? Which would have been unlikely, considering if the car wasn't there, the poor toddler would have smacked right off the bouncy concrete. I hope the poor little guy is ok though.

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